Chicago police arrest more than 100 people after shootout and looting downtown.Chicago’s police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city.
Police Supt. David Brown said a heavy police presence is expected in the downtown area, and access will be restricted in the area from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice.
Those arrested were expected to face charges including looting, disorderly conduct, battery against police.
“This was not an organized protest,” said Brown. “Rather, this was an incident of pure criminality.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot echoed those statements: “To be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment speech.”
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