[Ed. – Did she deny the officers this tribute as revenge for turning their backs on her at the hospital?]
Chicago Police Officer Ella French, 29, was shot in the head and killed on Saturday.
In response, Chicago police hoped to honor her memory with a bagpipe sendoff, a “sacred” tradition for officers who died in the line of duty, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
French was denied this honor.
Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot then claimed that COVID restrictions were to blame for the cancellation of the bagpipe tribute.
This turned out to be completely untrue.
On Saturday night, officers and other first responders had gathered outside the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office to participate in the sendoff, according to the Sun-Times.
It was then that First Deputy Police Superintendent Eric Carter chose to subvert the ritual.
“We don’t have 20 minutes for this s***,” Carter can be heard saying in a recording obtained by the Sun-Times.