Chicago cops napped, made coffee, popcorn while looters ravaged city
Some Chicago cops napped, made coffee and popcorn, and stayed out of harm’s way in a local Congressional office while looters ravaged the Second City’s South Side, according to reports.
US Rep. Bobby Rush said at least eight cops and supervisors ducked into his district office at 54th Street and South Wentworth Avenue on June 1 while looting stemming from George Floyd protests went largely unchecked outside, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.
“One was asleep on my couch in my campaign office,” Rush said at a press conference. “They even had the unmitigated gall to go and make coffee for themselves and to pop popcorn, my popcorn, in my microwave while looters were tearing apart businesses within sight and within their reach.”
Rush said he nabbed the cooping cops after getting a call that his offices had been burglarized, and reviewed his security video. He said he was shocked at what he saw.
“They were in a mode of relaxation and they did not care about what was happening to businesspeople, to this city,” he said. “They didn’t care. They absolutely didn’t care.”
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