CHICAGO (CBS) — A small cadre of reinforcements has arrived for Chicago police, as dozens Illinois State Police troopers have begun their mission of helping track down wanted criminals.
CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports a group of Illinois State Police squad cars drove up to the Harrison District police station.
Forty state troopers have been tasked with assisting the Chicago Police Department search for wanted fugitives. The troopers will be assigned to 20 surge teams, each consisting of five Chicago Police officers and two state cops who’ll go out searching for the estimated 7,300 active fugitive warrants in the city.
It’s all aimed at finding and capturing some of the city’s most violent wanted criminals.