This Chicago Criminal attorney has posted on the decrease in crime trend, real or merely purported, here, here, and here. Today, more boots are on the ground.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the redeployment of 150 more police officers to beat patrol positions as part of his campaign pledge to add more cops to the streets.
"These officers are going to be the backbone of our police department, working on the beat," Emanuel told several reporters and roughly 50 parkgoers huddled at the Illinois Centennial Monument in Logan Square. "Now remember, we have to have a comprehensive strategy: More police on the street and getting kids, guns and drugs off our street."
Emanuel noted the announcement today of the additional officers -- from administrative and clerical capacities -- comes less than a month after the mayor told reporters at a South Side police station that 400 officers would be redeployed to beat cop duties while another 100 work in various parts of the city to respond to flare-ups in crime.
Looks like the mayor is adding more police to the streets before all the gains made in decreasing crime are erased.