Cops fight plan to give security guards ticketing powers


By Fran Spielman and Annie Sweeney
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Private security guards patrolling three Far South Side commercial strips would be empowered to write tickets -- for everything from parking and moving violations to loitering, littering and graffiti -- under a groundbreaking plan that faces strong resistance from rank-and-file Chicago Police officers.

The controversial idea comes at a time when City Hall is slowing police hiring and violent crime is up.

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