Chicago Police to Assist in Boston Investigations

The Chicago Police Department is sending five detectives and one sergeant to Boston today at the request of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis in order to assist in the ongoing investigation surrounding the bombings at the Boston Marathon and related overnight incidents. Earlier this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy offered their counterparts assistance as needed.

“What happened in Boston this week has affected all of us and we must stand together in the face of these cowardly acts,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Chicago stands in solidarity with Boston and we are ready to help in any way we can.”

“I spoke with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis earlier this morning and reiterated our offer of assistance and resources as Boston deals with unique challenges to solve a despicable crime,” said Superintendent McCarthy. “Detectives from the Chicago Police Department will head to Boston later today to assist Boston Police in their investigation.”