Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to make a public safety announcement Tuesday morning that including plans to reassign 500 Chicago Police officers.
The plan follows Emanuel's campaign promise to put 1,000 more beat officers on the street in high-crime areas, a commitment the mayor said after his first city council meeting last week he wouldn't back down on.
According to the Second City Cop blog, about 450 officers will leave two specialized units for 90 days. They'll shift to the South and West sides, while another 50 cops are reassigned from other units, a source told the Chicago Tribune.
Reassignments start Sunday in the Grand Crossing, South Chicago, Calumet, Gresham, Englewood and Chicago Lawn neighborhoods on the South Side and the Harrison and Austin districts on the West Side, the paper reports.
The announcement comes after Emanuel's first Cabinet meeting. In the afternoon, the mayor joins Chicago Bear Israel Idonije at Idonije's foundation event to celebrate CPS students with excellent attendance.