The union representing the majority of Chicago police officers called upon it's membership to refrain from working voluntary overtime assignments over the Labor Day Weekend in what they describe as "FOP Unity Days."
Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge 7 also stated that the call was to show unity with other police officers throughout the country and to protest violence and disrespect against the broader law enforcement community.
"In order to show unity and protest the continued disrespect of Chicago police officers and the killings of law enforcement officers across our country, we are requesting FOP members to refrain from volunteering to work (overtime). You've earned time to be with your families," the FOP flier stated.
The department has said that it will require mandatory overtime if it is unable to adequately staff the department over the Labor Day Weekend.
Chicago has experienced some of it's worst violence in recent years with murders and shootings significantly higher in 2016 than at this point last year.