Indiana Officials Welcome Chicago Police Officers Struggling With City Worker Vaccine Mandate

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A Chicago constabulary  serviceman  talks with a detective astatine  3443 W. Monroe Street wherever  3  radical   were changeable  fractional  an hr  earlier connected  August 20, 2021. (Cara Ding/The Epoch Times)

A Chicago constabulary serviceman talks with a detective astatine 3443 W. Monroe Street wherever 3 radical were changeable fractional an hr earlier connected August 20, 2021. (Cara Ding/The Epoch Times)

Indiana leaders are welcoming Chicago police officers angered implicit the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, with Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) telling the instrumentality enforcement workers they “deserve the utmost respect.”

“Those who dedicated their lives to serving and protecting our nation’s citizens merit the utmost respect,” Braun posted connected Twitter Friday. “Come enactment successful Indiana!”

Those who dedicated their lives to serving and protecting our nation’s citizens merit the utmost respect.

Come enactment successful Indiana!https://t.co/psaEaBr3Id

— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) October 22, 2021

“My bureau has already heard from galore Chicago constabulary funny successful serving Hoosiers,” Braun said successful different post.

On Tuesday, Braun added, “Indiana’s constabulary departments are hiring present and volition invited you with the respect you deserve.”

The lukewarm Hoosier invited comes arsenic Chicago’s constabulary national and the metropolis continues to clash implicit COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Officers were required to upload their vaccination presumption by Oct. 15. Those who refused were placed connected unpaid leave.

Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara has encouraged officers not to comply with the mandates. A Monday rally scheduled for 9 a.m. section clip was scheduled for metropolis workers to rally successful protestation astatine Chicago’s metropolis hall.

“This vaccine argumentation is astir ensuring a harmless workplace, but fundamentally, it’s astir redeeming lives,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) said up of the vaccine mandate deadline.

“By getting vaccinated, we tin sphere the information of City employees and the wellness of our communities portion moving Chicago person to a harmless instrumentality to normalcy,” Lightfoot said successful the statement.

On Oct. 18, the mayor’s bureau shared a property merchandise regarding the city’s vaccine mandate deadline. The accusation noted 79 percent of metropolis employees had confirmed vaccination status. Among those who reported, 84 percent were afloat vaccinated.

A investigating enactment remains disposable done the extremity of the year. After that time, each workers indispensable beryllium afloat vaccinated unless the idiosyncratic has received a aesculapian oregon spiritual exemption. The property merchandise noted much than 4,000 requests for exemptions person been received, but nary fig was fixed regarding the fig of approved exemptions.

Those who person refused to comply person been placed successful a non-disciplinary, no-pay presumption until they person travel into compliance with the policy.

Christopher Burroughs

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Christopher Burroughs reports connected breaking quality for The Epoch Times.