A dozen teens have been arrested over the weekend after a disturbance in downtown Chicago, just days after area police warned of a “zero tolerance” policy.
Police stated 12 teens have been arrested during a disturbance within the zero-one hundred block of East Chicago Avenue Sunday night time. The group was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.
No injuries have been reported within the incident.
Authorities stated eleven of the teenagers arrested have been beneath 18 years previous and one 19-yr-previous was additionally arrested.
The town warned Friday that it will supply zero tolerance for any disturbances from roving crowds of teenagers in the downtown space.
Lots of of officers have been ready along the Mag Mile Thursday night time at the Purple Line station at Chicago and State and arrested a number of dozen teens. Chicago police despatched out a tweet saying additional officers have been on patrol Friday night time too.
Just final week, 500 teenagers triggered disturbances from the Mag Mile to Millenium Park.
Additional officer on patrol this weekend downtown, so everyone can enjoy the weekend. Thanks 018th District Officers pic.twitter.com/0BylqH5B54
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) April 19, 2019
Police made 31 arrests on fees ranging from disorderly mob action to theft and battery Wednesday night time. An estimated 200 officers on foot, on bikes, and on horses have been waiting for the teenagers, Ald. Brian Hopkins, 2nd, stated.
“We had monitored on social media and we saw it rising in the couple of days main up to this,” he added.
Hopkins stated he’s working with Chicago police to keep the peace in his ward.
He says the town is holding a better eye on the web.
“We noticed on social media, expressions of surprise within the aftermath of this, that there have been some expressions of surprise that folks truly acquired arrested,” he stated. “Last summer time that wasn’t the case. You would come downtown and get away with just about anything.”
Now, metropolis officers stated they’ve a message of zero tolerance for anyone fascinated by inflicting issues.
“In case you come downtown and your function for doing so is to rob individuals, to punch harmless individuals, to scare tourists, and to steal telephones and purses, you’re going to get arrested,” Hopkins stated.