03/27/2011 10:47 am ET Updated May 27, 2011

Chicago Police Reassigned As City Prepares For Uptick In Violence

Interim Police Chief Terry Hillard Friday announced a plan to move a number of police officer off specialized beats designed by his predecessor Jody Weis on to beats.

Hillard said he's acting under the direction of Mayor Richard Daley in moving as many as 400 officers back to beats to get ahead of an expected uptick in violence as the weather improves.

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