CHICAGO (CBS) — A new program called GunStat could lead to tougher sentences for gun offenders in Chicago.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson just announced the new program that tracks Chicago’s gun offenders as they move through the criminal justice system.READ MORE: 3 Killed, At Least 3 Wounded In Kenosha County Bar Shooting; Person Of Interest Located
“From the time they’re arrested to the time they’re released into society, so we can see if we have gaps somewhere or if there are things we can do better to hold them accountable,” said Johnson.READ MORE: 7-Year-Old Girl Killed, Father Injured In Shooting At McDonald's Drive-Thru In Hman Square
The mayor said GunStat should help identify and close loopholes in the system.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed Including 7-Year-Old Girl, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and U.S. State’s Attorney’s Office are also working with the police and the mayor on the initiative.