McCarthy: Police Arrest More than 300 People in 3-Day Crackdown

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    Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy held a press conference on Sunday to discuss the successful efforts of the department's anti-violence strategy. Police arrested 307 people and recovered over 100 weapons during a 3-day sting operation, McCarthy said. (Published Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012)

    Chicago police arrested 307 people and confiscated more than 100 weapons during several drug busts across the city, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced Sunday.

    “Efforts such as these are part and parcel of our broader Violence Reduction Strategy,” said McCarthy. A day earlier McCarthy had described the strategy as "taking roots," but it was unclear how deep those roots went until Sunday's announcement.

    Police engaged in three days of street-level narcotics buy and bust operations in 10 Districts across the city, according to police news affairs.

    Patrol officers, district tactical teams and personnel from the Narcotics Division worked with the following districts: Grand Crossing, South Chicago, Calumet, Gresham, Englewood, Chicago Lawn, Deering, Ogden, Harrison and Austin.

    McCarthy: Anti-Violence Strategy 'Taking Root'

    [CHI] McCarthy: Anti-Violence Strategy 'Taking Root'
    Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy held a press conference Saturday afternoon to announce two gang-related drug busts and progress with the department's anti-violence strategy. (Published Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012)

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