The largest drug bust in Uptown in many years occurred over the last few days in the Sheridan Park area, with a total of 34 individuals who are in the process of indictment. Undercover officers were involved with drug buys over the last 6 weeks from these individuals who were arrested, which will make it much easier to obtain convictions. Click here
to view CPD's press release.
A special thanks to 19th Police District Commander Cesario, members of the Chicago Police Department, and the residents of Sheridan Park who continued to call 911 and participate in CAPS so that the police had enough information to carry out this operation.
Yesterday, I contacted the Cook County State's Attorney's Office Community Justice Center to follow these arrests so that we can send a very clear message that drug dealing in this community will not be tolerated under any circumstances. I will also be working with the 19th Police District Court Advocacy to help organize residents to serve as court advocates
when the court hearing date is set. Court Advocates send a clear message to the judge that the community is concerned about public safety and are focused on having justice served. Having community members as advocates at these hearings makes a big difference in the outcome of these cases. Please join me as a court advocate by calling the 19th Police District CAPS office at 312-744-0064.
You can also help by attending a series of events throughout the July 4th weekend where community residents are welcomed to gather together for an ice cream social, police outdoor roll call, and positive loitering events in the Sheridan Park area. A special thanks to members of the Sheridan Park Neighbors who are helping to make some of these events happen. Click here
to view the calendar of events.