Chicago police officers delivered a powerful message to Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) late Saturday after she entered the hospital where two of their comrades were transported upon being shot in the line of duty.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, more than a dozen Chicago Police Department rank-and-file officers turned their backs on Lightfoot when she approached them around midnight Saturday as they waited on the seventh floor of the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Just hours earlier, two fellow officers were attacked during a traffic stop in Chicago's violent South Side neighborhood of West Englewood. One officer, Ella French, died of her injuries; the other officer was left fighting for his life.
The Sun-Times, relying on sources who witnessed the incident, relayed what took place on the hospital floor.