Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that federal agencies including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives already do help the city. However, he has also said that more can be done.
“There’s a lot the federal government can do,” Emanuel said, citing gun control. “And also, fundamentally, in my view, also help fund additional police officers. Over the years the federal government’s stepped back their resources, which we have stepped up. The federal government can be a partner, and to be honest they haven’t been for decades.”
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement that "the Chicago Police Department is more than willing to work with the federal government to build on our partnerships with DOJ, FBI, DEA and ATF and boost federal prosecution rates for gun crimes in Chicago."
During a White House briefing, Sean Spicer said that the president plans to use many federal resources to give aid to Chicago, but he was not able to go into detail.
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