Out-of-state officers to help at NATO in Chicago

May 15, 2012

The Associated Press

CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department will be getting a hand from out-of-state officers during the upcoming NATO summit, which is expected to draw protesters to the city.

Department spokeswoman Melissa Stratton says officers from Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., will be in Chicago to help.

That's in addition to Illinois State Police troopers and officers from suburban Chicago who've been asked to supplement Chicago's police force. Members of the Illinois National Guard will also be on hand.

The NATO summit is scheduled for Sunday and Monday.