Residents want a police satellite office, so that officers can respond to 911 calls faster. There’s also a renewed call to bring back the police pursuit policy that was reversed in the summer of 2022.
The demands come as robberies have skyrocketed in West Town, with businesses and residents both being targeted in recent weeks.
Residents of the community are calling on Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Chicago police superintendent to attend the public safety meeting Wednesday night. They want to hear the city’s plan to reduce violent crime and improve community safety.
“The criminals know that there’s a policy in place. So what do they do when they’re committing a crime? They just leave. And these supervisors in turn say ‘stop the chase,’” Villegas said.
The public safety meeting is happening at the Ukrainian Cultural Center at 5:30 p.m.