By Stacey Baca
CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois State Police will deploy with the Chicago Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit on Thursday morning.
Starting at District 11 on the West Side, a new crime-fighting effort will begin Thursday morning. Forty officers with Illinois State Police will report here to help the Chicago Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit with tracking down wanted criminals. It is yet another tactic that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is using to try and reduce the violence. Last week, he announced the agreement with Governor Pat Quinn.
“When I brought it to the governor, he quickly turned around and said ‘yes, we’re in.’ They’re going to give us 40 state troopers, work over the next 40 days, evaluate its effectiveness,” Emanuel said last week.
The police superintendent welcomes the help.
“More means we can go out and arrest more wanted people,” said Supt. Garry McCarthy, Chicago Police Department.