Former Chicago PD Supt.: Bring back specialized units

'We need to bring the Targeted Response Unit and the Mobile Strike Force back,' agrees city alderman


By Frank Main
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — With murders soaring this year in Chicago, former police Supt. Jody Weis said he understands some aldermen's call for a return to the specialized citywide units he put on the streets to fight crime.

Weis said that might not be possible because of a decline in the number of officers on the police department since he left office in early 2011.

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