Officials team up for 'crime suppression effort'

July 26, 2010 3:26:25 PM PDT
Chicago police teamed up with local, state and federal agencies for what they're calling a crime suppression effort. They targeted three areas of the city - Englewood, Wrigleyville and the Northwest Side.

Officers hit the streets Friday morning and wrapped up their mission early Sunday. Police Superintendent Jody Weis said that during that time there were no homicides or shootings in the three targeted areas.

Police did make 32 felony arrests. They sent 24 people back to prison for alleged parole violations. Officers also seized nearly $20,000 worth of drugs and $4,000 cash.

"I think if we hadn't had that real heavy rain storm on Friday night we actually might have had even better numbers because that kind of pushed everybody off the streets," said Supt. Jody Weis, Chicago Police Department.

Weis said more operations like this are planned but he would not say when or where they would take place.


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