Being a police officer means standing up for what is right and being a proud American. On duty, protecting this great country’s citizens is neither the time nor the place to a protest. Yet that’s exactly what is happening out there.
Two Chicago police officers are facing discipline Monday night after posing for a photo taking a knee in what appears to be support for Sunday’s NFL players’ protest.
The officers are seen kneeling with a Chicago area activist.
According to WLS-TV, the Chicago Police Department said the officers face a reprimand and a reminder of department policies. Those policies forbid officers from making political statements while in uniform and on duty.
Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police violence against African Americans and systemic racism. Some NFL players have joined his protest.