Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Chicago police getting high-tech to fight area gangs
CHICAGO (FOX Chicago News) - This week the Superintendent Garry McCarthy launched what he is calling the Gang Violence Reduction Strategy.
It's a system that will help police do more than just react to the shootings and killings that have put the city in the national spotlight this summer. It coordinates and streamlines gang intelligence to help the cops on the street be more proactive, and prevent more violence.
It's a scene that plays out every single night on Chicago's streets; shootings that so far this year have left more than 1,200 people injured and more than 275 people dead.
"We have a guy shot in both legs, both ankle shots," Commander Leo Schmitz, 7th District, said.
A majority of the shootings are gang related. It's a scourge that has become a top priority for police.
Read more: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/19049383/2012/07/17/chicago-police-getting-high-tech-to-fight-area-gangs#ixzz20wiCam7b