Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown signaled there’s been a slowdown in the amount of looting happening in the city. Just six people were arrested in the last 24 hours for stealing from stores that had already been looted, he said.
“We are not letting our guards down,” Brown said. “We are obviously looking at all of our intelligence. We are monitoring social media. We have several protests scheduled, but they’ve been peaceful for the last 24 hours.”
Brown also said he believes officers have begun to strike the right balance between monitoring the protests and fighting other crime and violence.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city continues to help businesses affected by the looting to get back up and running as the city today loosens restrictions related to COVID-19. She touted a new $10 million initiative aimed at helping businesses repair damage from the unrest over the weekend.