CHICAGO -- In the wake of the Baton Rouge killings, and those that preceded them in Dallas, the Chicago Police Department is doubling up.
For the foreseeable future, police officers will patrol in pairs, for safety's sake.
Chicago police released the following statement:
"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Baton Rouge Police Department and the families of the slain officers. CPD has reached out to offer any support and police resources that could possibly assist. Currently, there is no threat to Chicago, however notifications have been made to CPD officers and we continue to patrol in pairs and in uniform and remain vigilant. We ask that everyone take a moment to pray for the Baton Rouge community during this difficult time."
The day after three police officers were killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Chicago police remain on heightened alert. They know the risks involved, but this type of assault on police is something they’ve had to adjust to in the last year.
Between Dallas and Baton Rouge, eight officers have been murdered. Chicago police continue to be vigilant, ride with a partner 24/7 and prepare for any situation they may encounter. They’re even cutting back on outdoor role calls over concerns an entire group of them could be targeted.