Chicago Police Lieutenants Association

NAPO Tells Architect of the Capitol Anti-Police Painting Violates Rules

Dear Members,


Despite our calling on him to remove the offensive anti-police painting he has hung in the hallways of the U.S. Capitol, Congressman William Lacy Clay (MO) continues to defend his decision to hang it.  While we have had many Republican Members of Congress stand with the law enforcement community in condemning the painting – and a few even taking it down themselves – we are still fighting to have it taken down permanently.  NAPO has decided to take this to the Architect of the Capitol, who ultimately decides what paintings may hang in the Capitol.  Please find attached the letter NAPO President Mick McHale sent to the Architect of the Capitol condemning the painting and pointing out that it is in direct violation of the rules and regulations governing what types of artwork can be hung in the Capitol.


NAPO will not stand to have such anti-police rhetoric and imagery hanging in the halls of our nation’s Capitol. If this effort does not work, we will appeal to the House Office Building Commission, which is comprised of Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.



Andrea Edmiston

Director of Governmental Affairs

National Association of Police Organizations

317 S. Patrick Street

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

703.549.0774 (direct)

703.667.0400 (cell)


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