Chicago police scale back on responders to 911 calls

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The 911 call center is scaling back the number of police responders to focus on more serious crimes.

With this move, officers will no longer be sent out to burglaries and car thefts where the offender is no longer at the scene and the victim is not in immediate danger.

mccarthypoliceThe department is hoping to free up 44 officers a day.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said before this decision, Chicago police responded to about half of 911 calls compared to 30-percent in most cities.

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