Lightfoot tries to put hot mic controversy to rest days after calling police union official a 'clown'

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot has signaled that she's ready to move on after making a remark about a police union official that was caught on a hot mic.

At Wednesday's City Council meeting, a hot mic captured Lightfoot calling the first-vice president of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police a "F-O-P clown."

Patrick Murray was disputing the recent firing of four officers over the Laquan McDonald investigation.

"I am sorry that I said it out loud," Lightfoot stated on Wednesday.

The mayor tried to put the issue to rest again Friday.

"There's no more to say about that. I said what I said the other day. Something I shouldn't have said out loud. And I think we've got bigger fish to fry," Lightfoot said.

But hours later, the police union sent a letter to the city's aldermen, calling on them to "show the proper respect to Chicago's finest by asking the Mayor to formally apologize so that we may move forward."

ABC 7 has reached out to the mayor's office for a response.
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