Press Release
August 7, 2014

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Charges in Federal Drug Case

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“Today’s arrests and charges of 35 criminals involved in selling drugs on our city’s west side, including a major gang leader, is another positive step forward for our residents, our communities and our entire city. I want to commend the men and women of the Chicago Police Department for their role in catching these criminals, along with the Cook County State’s Attorney and our federal law enforcement partners. Just as operations like this are an important part of our effort to continue reducing crime and violence in Chicago, from investments in prevention programs and summer jobs to true community partnerships, we all have a role to play in ensuring the safety of the communities that are now rid of these criminals.”