Chicago police deploy an extra 1,400 officers for Labor Day weekend

Chicago police deploy an extra 1,400 officers for Labor Day weekend after last year's holiday resulted in seven killed and another 35 wounded in shootings Police in Chicago are putting an extra 1,400 officers on the streets this weekend The deployment is part of a strategy over Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day Last year, police deployed an additional 1,300 officers for the deadly weekend The weekend ended with seven people killed in shootings and another 35 wounded

By Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 06:50 BST, 1 September 2018 | Updated: 06:53 BST, 1 September 2018

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The Chicago Police Department is putting an extra 1,400 officers on the streets to try to reduce the number of shootings over the Labor Day weekend.

The deployment is part of a strategy the department employs over the three warm weather holiday weekends of Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day when the number of violent crimes typically increases.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that last year over the same holiday weekend, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson deployed an additional 1,300 officers. 

The weekend ended with seven people killed in shootings and another 35 wounded. 

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Friday he is deploying an additional 1,400 officers to patrol the streets for the holiday weekend

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