Federal strike force arrives in Chicago next week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Saturday, July 17, 2021
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot said a federal strike force will be in Chicago next week to support ATF.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a federal strike force will be in Chicago next week.

The move will provide additional resources to support the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to Mayor Lightfoot.

Mayor Lightfoot spoke briefly with President Joe Biden on the tarmac at O'Hare International Airport earlier in July, where he promised to send help to the city to crack down on gun trafficking.

Efforts to combat growing gun violence in Chicago

Police Supt. David Brown met with the president in the Oval Office earlier this week to discuss rising crime. Brown said President Biden promised to include a law enforcement strike force to work with Chicago police and increase efforts to intercept the flow of illegal guns along with money.