CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Authorities arrested dozens of people overnight in a series of drug raids ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
Chicago police Organized Crime officers arrested 32 people in the South Side raids, 21 of whom have previous felony convictions, according to a tweet from CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Seven of them have prior convictions for gun-related offenses.
Police did not immediately provide further details about the raids or arrests.
CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson is expected to join Mayor Lori Lightfoot, state and federal prosecutors and federal law enforcement officials for a news conference Friday afternoon to discuss the raids and the city’s deployment plans for the historically violent holiday weekend.
Overnight #ChicagoPolice Organized Crime Units completed a series of pre-holiday narcotics raids on Chicago's south side. 21 of the 32 people arrested were previously convicted felons and 7 were prior gun offenders. More detail today at 130pm at Memorial Day Deployment press conf pic.twitter.com/7QDQ6X4VDW— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) May 24, 2019