After he mentioned Chicago's violence in February, Eddie Johnson - the city's police superintendent - said he hoped the Trump administration would "finally respond" to local requests for more help.
US President Donald Trump says he is sending "federal help" to fight the "crime and killings" in Chicago. Chicago police said Friday there has been a 14% drop in violent crime overall in the city compared to last year - with the two most violent districts seeing a 33% drop in violent crime - and there have been 234 less people shot this year.
Trump has tweeted about Chicago in the past, in January he said, "If Chicago doesn't fix the awful "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!".
In fact, earlier this week, officials announced that the ATF had loaned the city a van outfitted with ballistic testing equipment to help police more quickly solve gun crimes.
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Though Chicago police and federal agents have long cooperated on gun investigations, the new task force plans to employ additional technology and rapid response capabilities to shooting scenes.
"Six months ago, we made it clear that we would welcome additional federal support, and six months later we appreciate the 20 new ATF agents that are now arriving", said spokesman Adam Collins.
Shortly after taking office in January, the president tweeted that if city of Chicago did not fix the "carnage", he would send in federal aid. Roughly 40 ATF agents have already been working with local and state police on reducing gun violence in the city.
"We're sending in additional gun investigators". There were 1,935 shooting victims in the city during the same period past year.
Sessions added that Chicago should stop being a sanctuary city and needed to deport violent criminals who have convictions.