CHICAGO (CBS/STMW) — The Illinois FOP has suspended the president of the union representing Chicago Police officers — and prohibited Mike Shields from negotiating with the city — after accusing him of violating his oath and branding him a “dictator,” the Sun-Times is reporting.
This is just a witch hunt. This is a good ole boy system,” said Shields.
“We believe that Michael Shields should resign as president of the lodge,” said FOP Field Representative Saul Del Rivero.
Shields says the Past FOP President Mark Donahue, and Vice President Bill Dougherty among others rigged contract negotiations with the city – making agreements under the table beforehand, short-changing union members.
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“And these are guys I firmly believe are in bed with the city of Chicago,” said Shields.
But union reps who stand beside officers in times of trouble say Shields lacks evidence.
“We’re Chicago police officers…
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