An extra 200 cops officers have been released particularly for downtown patrols, police Superintendent David Brown informed Chicago’s FOX 32.
” They put together a plan because of the recent uptick and are executing that plan right away,” Brown stated.
Current incidents that drew the attention of authorities: Two big groups of guys got into a fight Wednesday early morning outside the Swisshotel, resulting in a 19- year-old male being hospitalized with a stab injury.
Likewise Wednesday, a group of people using city bike-sharing Divvy bikes surrounded a car as an 82- year-old driver was being carjacked in the Streeterville district, house to the popular Navy Pier, FOX 32 reported.
In addition, Brian Hopkins, a Second Ward alderman, claims three security personnel were just recently hospitalized– including one with a fractured skull– since they attempted to go into the site of a celebration that was being separated.
” Right now, you have individuals that believe they can do anything downtown without any fear that they will be arrested or deal with any repercussions at all,” Hopkins told the station
” Today, you have people that think they can do anything downtown without any fear that they will be apprehended or face any consequences at all.”
— Brian Hopkins, Chicago alderman
Previously Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.– said to be in the running to end up being Joe Biden’s running mate– derided President Trump’s strategy to send out federal agents to Chicago to help stop violence there, claiming it was a “political stunt.”
” You can not can be found in and politicize federal government in a manner that attacks Americans peacefully exercising their First Modification rights,” Duckworth stated.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also initially withstood Trump’s police prepare for the city but supposedly reached an agreement with the president for federal agents to concentrate on investigating criminal activities instead of facing rioters.
Fox News’ Marisa Schultz added to this story.