Supt. Eddie Johnson goes out on patrol as Labor Day weekend gets underway

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was out on patrol overnight as the long holiday weekend got underway.

Police released a photo showing Johnson him talking with people at the spot where Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge, was shot and killed last week.

The Fraternal Order of Police had encouraged officers not to accept requests for overtime. Johnson says while many officers are home with their families, there will be enough out on patrol to keep people safe.

Chicago saw 90 murders in August, making it the most violent month since August 1996. On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for hiring more officers, but did not offer specifics.