2/1/2017 1:23:00 PM CPD unveils new crime-fighting effort
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department has unveiled new high-tech crime-fighting strategies and equipment as the city deals with increases in homicides and gang violence.
The rollout came the same day the department announced there were 51 homicides in January and about a week after President Donald Trump tweeted he would “send in the Feds” if the city’s violence problems don’t improve.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson spoke today morning in one of the two of the city’s most violent police districts where the department has expanded gunshot-detection technology.
Police also unveiled a web-based system that analyzes information such as arrests, gang activity and data from the gunshot-detection technology to help the department predict where violent crime might occur.