The Chicago Police Department increased its nightly police presence in River North last we...

CPD increases presence in River North to combat uptick in crime – Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Police Department increased its nightly police presence in River North last weekend after a recent uptick in violent crime prompted an outcry from community leaders, residents and business owners. Deputy Chief Mike Barz announced the new initiative Wednesday afternoon during a monthly Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meeting for the 18th District, adding that people in the area most likely noticed the additional foot patrols in the bustling entertainment corridor. “This is going to be a permanent presence,” Barz told the crowd of a few dozen at Moe’s Cantina in River North. “I know that there’s a viral …

 

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