Report: Police union to fight reassignment plans

December 18, 2010 2:31:37 PM PST
The stage is set for a showdown over plans for Chicago police to move officers from their current locations to other areas in the city.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is serving notice that it intends to strictly enforce a union contract that could severely limit police Supt. Jody Weis' options.

The plan would reallocate police resources from lower-crime districts to those that need more officers.

FOP Pres. Mark Donahue says it would be a mistake to move personnel without regard to union agreements.

Donahue would like to see more officers hired to fill the need.