CHICAGO (CBS) — The CTA’s stepped-up war on graffiti continues, and officials believe it is yielding results.
Arrests have been at a rate three times higher than last year, and CTA President Forrest Claypool said that police and security are following up on arrests by going to court.
“CTA security and (Chicago Police) personnel have also attended court hearings as a team to illustrate to the court system the seriousness of these crimes,” he said. “As a result, in the past month, numerous court cases have resulted in guilty pleas and restitution to the CTA for damages.”
He said CTA also has field lawsuits in civil courts in some cases, seeking and receiving restitution.