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Chicago police planning anonymous tip line

At a news conference over the weekend, announcing charges for two separate murders, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the department is working on setting up an anonymous tip line.

McCarthy and Chicago police have long stressed the necessity of community involvement, especially in solving gang-related gun shootings.

A tip is what led to the arrest of Larry Luellen Jr., the man accused of killing 18-year old France Colon on Feb. 15, as she left a store in the 1100 block of North Pulaski. Police say Luellen was shooting at someone else in a drug dispute, but mistakenly hit Colon in the back as she tried to run away.

Such tip lines have helped lead to arrests in other metropolitan areas across the country. McCarthy had no details to reveal about the tip line, other than to say they are working on it and would like to have in operation as soon as possible.

In addition to the anonymous tip line, police will also offer a reward system, as an added incentive for information.

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4 Comments to “Chicago police planning anonymous tip line”

    Deborah said:
    February 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    For everyone's info. The police have a tip line. I called in a tip anonyoualy, right? The very next week, I got a letter from a detective saying thank you. I was too upset! There is no such thing as anonymous!!!!!!

      pagan69 said:
      February 24, 2013 at 8:30 AM

      It's the Police, if you can't trust them who can you trust. Mr. Massberg.

    pagan69 said:
    February 24, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Notice how these guys always have a plan? Well it isn't working.

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