CPD adds more cops throughout city to fight holiday weekend violence

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - As temperatures in Chicago soared, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said his officers have saturated the city to tamp down on Memorial Day weekend violence.

Johnson said that 1,300 officers are working citywide.

"There are additional officers in every part of the city," Johnson said. "Some of the officers are a highly visible, overt presence, and some of them you won't recognize as police officers."

Johnson said 46 guns have been taking off the streets since Friday, and 130 people arrested in ongoing raids targeting organized crime.

In downtown Chicago, we spoke with a family visiting from Paris.

"We feel pretty safe," Audrey Formisano said. "We heard that there is a lot of police and a lot of security."
 

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