Chicago police setting up checkpoints to remind residents of stay-at-home order

Chicago police are setting up checkpoints throughout the city both to remind people about the statewide stay-at-home order during the coronavirus outbeak and to “show a strong police presence” in areas hit by violence.

A department memo obtained by the Tribune calls them “seatbelt safety and informational” checkpoints, and adds that the “goal of this mission is to engage the community in a positive and informative manner while providing a visible police presence in areas affected by violence."

Each of the city’s 22 patrol districts is to have one checkpoint each day, staffed by a supervisor and an unspecified number of officers, according to the memo.

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