A memo from Chicago police headquarters, distributed Saturday afternoon to districts citywide and obtained by ABC7, will limit days off "until further notice."
The order extends a similar effort to beef up street patrol presence that is in effect for this weekend, by eliminating one of two regularly scheduled days off for officers.
"To enhance public safety and to address current crime patterns, all full-duty sworn members will have one regular day off cancelled," CPD said in a statement.
"They're just throwing everything and the kitchen sink out there in the hopes that it's going to keep murders from going past 850 this year," said 15th ward Ald. Ray Lopez. "It's bad strategy. It's not going to be impactful. It's just going to continue demoralizing officers who are trying to keep this city from tearing itself apart."