Walter Burnett, Jr.

More Chicago officers deployed to areas affected by violence

Chicago officials announced Tuesday hundreds of additional police officers will be deployed to city neighborhoods where a burst of gun violence over the weekend left at least 11 people dead and around 70 wounded.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said 400 additional officers are already patrolling areas on the West and South Sides where most of the shootings occurred. Another 200 will be added by the coming weekend.

Johnson refused to give details as to how the extra officers will be deployed, saying criminals are tactical and he doesn't want to give them the department's playbook.

"We have ordered a series of strategic deployments aimed at keeping our...

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