Chicago Police officers will work 12 hour shifts and all days off have been canceled following unrest in the city Saturday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said today.
Brown said police were assaulted, both verbally and physically, saying he saw officers get “pelted with bottles and debris.”
“Officers spent the evening, protecting those who came to peacefully protest the death of Mr. George Floyd, and to protect as many buildings and businesses as they could,” Brown said.
“We have officers with broken bones and bruises. More than 20 officers went to the hospital, at least two of these required surgery. Many who were badly beaten and bruised never even bothered to seek medical treatment,” he added.
Brown also said police vehicles were defaced with graffiti and had the windows broken. Some vehicles were also flipped over, he said.
In total, 240 arrests were made Saturday and six people were shot, one of which died, Brown said.
“Lawlessness has no place in Chicago,” Brown said. “We will not sacrifice our local democracy to lawlessness.”