Local Fraternal Order of Police lodge endorses Trump for president, and other Chicago news

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani at an Ohio campaign rally - AP PHOTO/GERALD HERBERT
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  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani at an Ohio campaign rally

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Monday, October 17, 2016.

  • Weather: Unseasonably warm

Monday will feel like summer, with a high of 88 and a low of 68. It will be windy, so watch out. [AccuWeather]

  • Local Fraternal Order of Police backing Donald Trump for president

The National Fraternal Order of Police endorsed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for president, and Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 has followed the national union's lead by endorsing the polarizing reality-TV star.

Meanwhile, former New York City mayor and Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani said that only a "moron" would believe that elections in Chicago and Philadelphia are fair. "To tell me that I think the election in Philadelphia and Chicago is going to be fair, I would have to be a moron to say that," he said in an interview with CNN anchor Jake Tapper. [DNAinfo Chicago] [Sun-Times]

  • A few CPD officers have more than 100 complaints from civilians

Around 62 Chicago Police Department officers have at least 70 complaints against them, and a few officers have more than 100, according to report by the Tribune. Between 1967 and 2014, about 125,000 civilian complaints were made against 25,000 officers, but very few have led to an officer being fired. [Tribune]

  • New York Times weighs in on the Chicago-Los Angeles rivalry

The Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers are currently tied at one game apiece in the National League Championship Series, but the rivalry between the two cities goes deeper, according to the New York Times. The newspaper chronicles some of the jabs thrown by local columnists ("corruption, crime, smog and cocaine"). Their LA- and Chicago-based correspondents also weigh in. [New York Times]

  • Police release video of officer being beaten by suspect

CPD has released dash-cam footage of a female cop apparently being violently beaten by a suspect in early October. The female officer suffered head injuries in the attack. The suspect was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. [ABC News]

  • Officials: The honorary "Trump Plaza" sign was stolen

The honorary "Trump Plaza" street sign, which was set to be removed after the City Council and Mayor Rahm Emanuel decided to take it down, was allegedly stolen. Trump International Hotel and Tower security told police that the sign was missing Tuesday afternoon, according to officials. [DNAinfo Chicago]


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