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As Chicago police work to bring surging violence under control, the city will commission the first in-depth study during Mayor Rahm Emanuel's tenure on how officers are deployed throughout Chicago, Police Department officials said Thursday.
The decision to conduct the study, the first such examination since 2010, suggests the department could shake up the placement of officers. After years of saying the city could do without more police, Emanuel announced plans recently to add nearly 1,000 officers.
During a budget hearing Thursday, Superintendent Eddie Johnson acknowledged that the department hasn't always allocated police effectively throughout the city.
"The department hasn't done a good job of ensuring that some of our police districts have the amount of resources that they could because we have a tendency to pull everything into the most violent districts," Johnson said.
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