03/05/2012

Chicago's top cop: Don't sweat station closings

Starting Sunday, the city will switch from five patrol and detective area commands to three

By Jon Seidel
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said residents of low-crime areas shouldn't worry that their neighborhoods will be left with less protection as his department closes and consolidates districts Sunday in its first major structural change in 31 years.

But a resident of one of the affected districts said the changes are too abrupt and the leader of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police questioned whether the move will really produce the $10 million to $12 million savings projected by the city.

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