CPD Going High-Tech to Fight Killings

Gang intelligence, computer analytics and mobile strike teams to be used

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    Chicago police say they will use gang intelligence, computer analytics and mobile strike teams to tamp down any increase in violence this summer.

    Chicago police say they will use gang intelligence, computer analytics and mobile strike teams to tamp down any increase in violence this summer.

    The plan comes in the wake of last week's outburst of violence that left seven people dead and 18 others wounded over 12 hours.

    "We will not allow gang-bangers, drug dealers and other criminals to take over parts of our city," Police Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday.  "The mayor won't allow it, I won't allow it and the Chicago Police Department will not allow it."

    Weis said the advanced computer analysis will pinpoint specific city blocks where violence is brewing. The information will be relayed to strategic response units that would saturate the area to dampen violence before it flares. A mobile force of about 100 officers will be created for the duty.

    According to Weis, the intense focus on finding trouble spots and collecting intelligence is important because most violent crime in Chicago occurs in areas that make up less than 9 percent of the city.