Former head of Chicago police union Dean Angelo dies
CHICAGO – Dean Angelo Sr., the former president of the Fraternal Order of Police, has died. Angelo served as president of the Chicago police union from 2014-17. Doctors removed Aneglo from life support after entering an intensive care unit last...
He became the most public defender of the police force when the release of video showing Van Dyke firing 16 shots at 17-year-old McDonald put the department under unprecedented scrutiny. When Van Dyke was suspended from the force, Mr. Angelo hired him to work as a custodian at FOP headquarters.
Oh, so he was also a massive piece of shit.
Almost like FOP wants to remain hated by the public.
Edit: His death is especially . . . ironic? Because just today, current FOP president Calzone ramped up his temper tantrum against the city's vaccine mandates. Same day their former president dies from covid, with covid being the #1 killer of cops, moreso than any shootouts or vehicle accidents; and Calzone is still stomping his feet and screeching like a child.
Likely a covid-denier/anti-vaxxer/anti-masker and QAnon cultist like the current head of their union and a large portion of their members/officers.
/r/hermancainaward material, I'd assume.
Missed "former" and was thinking it was the current jackass for a second. :/
Last year, Covid was the reason for high death rate among LEOs.
In a sane world the FOP would use this preventable death as an opportunity to pivot, and encourage its members to get vaccinated against the leading cause of police deaths over the last year. It's unfortunate that we don't live in a sane world.
Covid was the number 1 killer of police BY FAR in 2020, and somehow CPD is still against mandates of any sort. Blue lives matter until they don't.
Current prez still urging cops NOT to get vaccinated. WTF kind of bath salts is this guy smoking?