Chicago mayor defends crime-fighting strategy
CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy are firing back at critics – including some City Council members – who say the city’s escalating homicide rate is proof that their crime-fighting strategy is not working.
At a news conference Monday, the two took turns defending a strategy that includes disbanding specialized tactical units and putting more beat cops on the street.
Emanuel said the practice of saturating high-crime areas for a short time with the specialized units was simply tamping down crime just until the units moved to another area.
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