Friday, June 15, 2012
Up to 200 Chicago Cops Assigned to Jarrett Wedding this weekend: Report
Following two crime-filled weekends in Chicago, up to 200 police officers could provide security for a clout-heavy Saturday wedding.
Ahead of another warm weekend, officers were ordered to secure the parameter of the wedding for White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett's daughter, according to Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are on the high-profile wedding guest list. The First Family arrives Friday night in Chicago.
Sneed reports police will be pulled from all districts in the city to work wedding duty in Kenwood and a section of the neighborhood will be surrounded. Police overtime will not be involved, Sneed reports.
At the same time Lurie Children's Hospital is providing its own security for employees after two doctors were hurt in recent mob attacks. Escorts will walk with workers leaving their night shift, the hospital said.
Last weekend 46 people were reportedly injured in gunfire and eight people died.