By Ashley Silver


CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is insisting the 100 present and former Chicago SWAT officers that sued the town for violating labor requirements owe the town cash after a decide dismissed the lawsuit.

Officers filed the lawsuit after claims they had been being pressured to answer calls throughout their off-hours with out compensation. 

Based on WGN Information, Lightfoot’s legislation division is disseminating letters to all officers concerned within the lawsuit, demanding they every pay $185 to account for the almost $19,000 the town spent preventing the case. The officers had been additionally threated with charges and advised the quantity owed would transition to a collections company in the event that they didn’t make funds by November 11.

Officer Bob Bartlett, a 15-year member of Chicago’s SWAT crew, known as the demand “100% vindictive.”

“We had been preventing for our labor rights in a metropolis that’s a labor metropolis and also you guys are punishing us,” Bartlett advised WGN Information. 

Bartlett and different SWAT officers are presently interesting the choice to cease the mayor’s latest request.

WGN reported Lightfoot denied figuring out in regards to the case when requested earlier this week.

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