Chicago mayor sends cops to the streets

150 police officers added to neighborhood patrols despite budget woes


By David Roeder
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Sunday he will move another 150 police officers from desk jobs to neighborhood beats, bringing him closer to fulfilling a campaign promise.

Emanuel had pledged to add 1,000 officers to neighborhood patrols despite budget constraints. The latest transfer of 150 brings the number to 650 officers redeployed during his month in office.

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