Chicago's top cop says the reason the city saw 65 people shot over the Labor Day weekend and 13 of them die, is not because officers are taking it easy on the streets.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson says while officers are concerned in the wake of high-profile police shootings that have made headlines over the past year, they're still doing their jobs. He says, "They're human," adding "nobody wants to be the next viral video. These officers have families to take care of too." He says, though, that the fact that gun arrests are up over last year, as are gun seizures, shows that police are doing their jobs.
Johnson says the problem is repeat gun offenders who get inadequate sentences because of shortcomings in the law.