54 Illegal Guns Seized So Far On Holiday Weekend, Police Say – CBS Chicago
CPD Memorial Day Update: Since 5pm Friday, 54 illegal guns have been seized by #ChicagoPolice officers & our partners. 8 people have been arrested on gun charges & officers conducted more than 1200 traffic stops citywide. pic.twitter.com/2DQH8ijK8a
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) May 25, 2019
CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted the numbers out, adding that CPD officers had already conducted more than 1,200 traffic stops citywide.
This includes deploying nearly 1,200 officers who will be spread across the city from the lakefront to the western border.
“If you are engaged in violent crime anywhere, there’s not going to be any shelter. We are going to find you, prosecute you, and as appropriate, send you to federal prison, not around the corner. You’re going to be far away,” Lightfoot said.
“People have to step out and have faith,” she said. “Do what is right, not provide a sanctuary to people picking up arms.”
Johnson confirmed that detectives will be in uniform in squad cars this weekend and many vacations have been cancelled to beef up police presence.