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Chicago Could Be Getting More Federal Help With Gun Violence

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reportedly hopes to transfer about 20 agents to Chicago to form a task force.
Chicago Could Be Getting More Federal Help With Gun Violence

"I would welcome — always have — welcome federal participation in working with local law enforcement to dealing with guns and gangs," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters last week. 

It looks like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel might be welcoming about 20 agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Federal law enforcement officials told CNN the ATF was looking to "beef up" federal presence in the city, forming the Chicago Crime Guns Strike Force.

One official said it's unusual to ask agents to permanently relocate in response to such a specific problem, though the request cited more than 750 homicides in 2016 alone.

President Trump tweeted last week, "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on ... I will send in the Feds!"

One official told CNN the personnel increase was not in response to Trump's tweet. An ATF spokesperson said Trump's administration hadn't talked to the agency about its Chicago move.

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