Smoke and Mirrors Continue
Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis today announced a major restructuring of how cops will fight Chicago’s street gang problem.
Four-hundred officers will form a new Gang Enforcement Unit and will be available to combat gangs citywide and not just in the district where they are currently assigned.
This new plan was designed —with much input from rank-and-file officers — in an effort to free gang officers to be able to move where crime is spiking to disrupt gang activity and stay ahead of violence, police said.
Any logistics to this move? Vehicle pool? Supervision? Equipment and support? Uniform requirements? And more importantly, if sixteen people just left every district for the Area, you've taken away 40% of the Tact/Gang Lieutenants job. Does anyone truly believe the Department needs a Lieutenant with a take-home car to supervise twenty-four Tactical people? Has J-Fed just telegraphed the supposed big changes scheduled for after Thanksgiving?