Mayor Richard Daley said today law enforcement agencies plan to work more closely together to track down gun traffickers that flood Chicago’s streets with illegal weapons.
Greater cooperation with prosecutors and federal agencies will help Chicago police build more complicated cases against “straw purchasers” who bring guns in from outside the state, the mayor said.
Daley was joined by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, who said 25 members of her office’s gang unit will be working with police to track the source of guns used in crimes.
“We will always handle the day-to-day cases that come into our gang unit and our narcotics unit, but we need to put a better and more structured focus on building higher level and more complex gun trafficking cases,” Alvarez said.
Source: John Byrne for Chicagobreakingnews.com.
Mayor Richard Daley said today law enforcement agencies plan to work more closely together…
by John M. Buol Jr. / Nov 4, 2010