The blue flu is coming?
The text told officers not to volunteer to work on days off, to limit arrests, and to call in sick to make a statement to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City Council about how much officers are needed.
The bottom line – it is calling for what is known as “blue flu.”
The head of the Fraternal Order of Police is not denouncing the move. But the mayor calls it stupid.
This weekend was one of Chicago’s bloodiest in years, with at least 102 people shot between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday, and 13 of them killed.