Posted by on September 8, 2021 9:01 pm
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Number of Chicago Police Working Outside Jobs on Leave of Absence Doubled

CHICAGO—The number of young Chicago patrol officers taking leave of absence to work outside jobs has doubled year over year since 2019, and eight out of ten quit within a year after the leave took effect, according to records obtained by The Epoch Times through a Freedom of Information Act request. In 2019, 23 Chicago patrol officers took leave of absence for outside employment. In 2020, the number doubled to 49. In the first half of 2021, 47 officers did so, on track to double the number again. The records obtained by The Epoch Times show data from January 2019 through June 2021. During this period, 30 percent of patrol officers on leave for outside employment were in their 20s, and 60 percent in their 30s. Eight out of ten quit (or in rare cases, retired) within a year after their leave took effect. In a previous interview with The …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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