Local, state and federal law enforcement team up for weekend crime crackdown

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO – A crackdown on violent crime and drugs in Chicago brought together local and state police, the FBI, DEA and Homeland Security, for a joint operation in Chicago this weekend.

Officers flooded three high-crime zones with help from the state and federal agencies, making an all-out effort to target violent gangs in the city's most at-risk neighborhoods on the West and South Sides.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the crackdown was meant to send a message to gangs and criminals that crime is not tolerated, and said it successfully cut shootings by more than 40 percent.