McLaughlin slams bill that undermines police
Former Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin, who is seeking re-election in April to replace beleaguered Mayor Keith Pekau, slammed a bill recently passed that would undermine the rights of police.
As Orland Park’s Mayor, McLaughlin was always a strong proponent of supporting a strong police force and hired Tim McCarthy, President Reagan’s former Secret Service agent who was injure din a 1985 assassination attempt, to he’d up the Orland Park Department. McCarthy retired last year.
McLaughlin was one of the first officials in Orland Park to speak out against the legislation.
Here is McLaughlin’s statement on the anti-police bill HB 3653 which was adopted by the Illinois Legislature on Thursday night.