With their weapons drawn, Chicago Police officers launched a new assault on the Maniac Latin Disciples on Thursday.
Supt. Garry McCarthy declared war on the gang in June after a member allegedly shot and wounded two young girls on the Northwest Side. Since then, patrol officers have made more than 500 arrests of gang members.
On Thursday, it was the narcotics division’s turn. Narcotics officers have spent months building drug cases against gang members.
- Some of the officers wore bandanas to hide their faces because they work undercover.
In the end, eight of the twenty-plus targets were arrested.
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