Mayor Rahm Emanuel Moving 200 Cops from Desks to the Streets

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  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he is moving police officers from the desks  to the streets.

    Emmanuel and police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced on Thursday they will be migrating 200 officers who are currently assigned to administrative duties like timekeeping, grant writing and other tasks to the Chicago neighborhoods that are currently suffering from an onslaught of murders in 2013.

    So far in 2013, the city of Chicago has recorded 42 homicides, including the sad death of Hadiya Pendleton, an honor roll student who was gunned down this past week in Chicago.

    Emanuel says the migration should be completed by the end of March with sixty officers beginning their new duties this weekend.

    The move could also save tax payers approximately $16 million dollars.

    (Photo: AP)

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