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150 officers moving from desk jobs to the streets

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy are moving 150 officers from behind the desk to the streets. It sounds like a lot of additional manpower to keep people in Chicago safe, but there is a bit of a problem.

The announcement came on the heels of a deadly, violent weekend in the city. According to police, those 150 officers and sergeants will only be put on the streets Monday through Thursday. Aldermen in the area agree that more police are needed to combat crime.

But some Chicago residents are skeptical the effort will make a difference to crime in the city. Several people told FOX 32's Anita Padilla the don't believe extra patrols will be enough to stop the violence in problem areas. They say extra patrols are needed on the weekends, when many of the violent shootings occur.

Others say this effort sounds all to familiar. Longtime CPD spokesperson Pat Camden said this move by the mayor is a "band aid" approach to a major surgery.


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