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Spanish Daily Journal
     September 17, 2019      #31-260 sdj 0
 
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Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 102 president and Kankakee Patrolman Kris Lombardi speaks during the public comment portion of the Kankakee City Council meeting Monday in Kankakee. The FOP is calling for the removal of much of the city police command staff.

New police leadership sought by F.O.P. 

KANKAKEE — In what might have been a first in Kankakee’s long history, the Kankakee Fraternal Order of Police asked the administration at a city council meeting to remove nearly all of its command staff.

Speaking during the public comment section of Monday’s Kankakee City Council meeting, Kris Lombardi, F.O.P Lodge 102 president, told Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong the vast majority of the 67-member department believes the leadership of Chief Frank Kosman, Deputy Chief Willie Hunt and Patrol Commander Donnell Austin has caused poor morale throughout the department.

“Those employees who supported the no confidence ...

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