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CPD Supt. announces expansion of crime-fighting strategy

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announces on Tuesday the expansion of a bold, new approach to battling gang violence.

The program is called “Custom Notifications.”

The initial phase was launched in July. In this capacity, police commanders visited the homes of reputed gang members, or possible victims, when there was a spike in violence in their territories. They urged the gangsters not to retaliate, and the conversations often included family members. They also offered to connect them to health care and job placement services.

As part of the expansion, the program will now be used to intervene in active conflicts that are happening in real time.

Officers have stopped by more than 50 homes in six police districts since July.

So far, none of the people visited have had felony arrests since then.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.


9 Comments to “CPD Supt. announces expansion of crime-fighting strategy”

    Dick Beninya said:
    February 25, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Well, did any of them get jobs? Quit the gang? Or do they just send out their underlings to do the dirty work?

    Hal said:
    February 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    What jobs?

    Friday said:
    February 25, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Why do these rats deserve special help to find jobs? They need erased. Not to enter the work force.

    John said:
    February 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Do the Offiers bring coffee and donuts? Another Hocus Pocus job by the City. What morons!

    esco said:
    February 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Are the police supposed to sit on their hands and attempt nothing then? It's a good approach to take, not perfect, nothing will be but it's good they're bringing the discussion to the areas in need of it.

    Patrick said:
    February 25, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    As long as drugs are sold there will all ways be violence their is two much money being made. some of these drug spots make 10 to 50000 a day cash no taxes drugs will never stop it's too profitable.

    erin said:
    February 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    The Chicago Police cause more crime, pain and suffering in the streets of Chicago then everyday thugs because they feel that they are above the law when they killed my mothers dog in our yard they stated that the dog attacked them which was such a lie then told us they were going to burn her body and stole her body out of the yard before animal control could come which I have a video of them, arrested me for the incident but luckily I recorded the whole thing on my phone and the stupid police officer didn't take the time to erase my video I hate the Chicago police department they serve and protect no one….. Come to the 6th district

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