Live stream of Jason Van Dyke trial in Laquan McDonald murder case

Anti-Semitic attacks spark community to hire off-duty cops

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated.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 -- Members of the Jewish community in West Rogers Park are taking security into their own hands after a series of anti-Semitic incidents in their neighborhood.

Residents are kicking-in $25 each to help pay for private security to patrol their neighborhood.

That security force is made-up of off-duty Chicago cops.

They say they want the added protection after their community was hit with anti-Semitic graffiti among other things.

Members of the community say they appreciate the job the Chicago Police Department is doing and this isn't a knock on officers. They just wanted added protection.

A community policing volunteer for the area discourages the extra officers saying it could complicate investigations.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s