Chicago FOP President John Catanzara suspended from police force, pay stripped

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The head of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police has been stripped of his pay and suspended from the force.

Superintendent David Brown has recommended John Catanzara, who is also a patrol officer, be fired for allegedly falsifying police reports.

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The Civilian Office of Police Accountability also recommended he be fired for controversial social media posts.

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Catanzara told ABC 7, in part, "I will fight the charges against me. I am currently on 'leave of duty' from CPD... No matter how it plays out I remain President of Lodge 7 Fraternal Order of Police."

A police review board hearing is set for February 23.
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