Chicago Cops Cut Back on 911 Responses

They're weeding out less serious ones to focus on gun violence

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 6, 2013 6:46 PM CST

(Newser) – One consequence of Chicag's rising murder rate: City police are now responding to fewer 911 calls in person to focus on gun violence. Dispatchers will reroute calls deemed less serious—car thefts, for example—to desk officers who will deal with them entirely by...   Read full story »

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