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Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson announced Tuesday that hundreds of additional officers will be put on the streets this week in neighborhoods wracked by shootings as the city reels from its bloodiest weekend this year.

The “strategic deployments” will add 430 officers to five South Side and West Side police districts: Calumet, Gresham, Ogden, Harrison and Austin.

The supplemental manpower will be increased to about 600 this weekend, though it’s not clear how long the deployments will last, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

 

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