September 23, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY: The City of Chicago is taking proactive measures to ensure public safety throughout the City in light of the decision in the Breonna Taylor case

MEDIA ADVISORY

The City of Chicago is taking proactive measures to ensure public safety throughout the City in light of the decision in the Breonna Taylor case

The City of Chicago’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated in response to the news regarding the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, KY. For safety reasons, residents are being advised about potential activity throughout the city over the next few days and to be vigilant and take necessary precautions.

The EOC is coordinating efforts with various city department and sister agencies on the response. The city has deployed more than 300 infrastructure assets citywide that have been strategically positioned by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Chicago Police Department and public safety partners to protect neighborhood commercial corridors and critical businesses in the event of potential public safety incidents.

The OEMC will continue to monitor the situation and the City of Chicago will take proactive measures to ensure public safety throughout the city.

To receive emergency alerts for updates on street closures and public transportation, subscribe to Chicago’s text or email alert system at NotifyChicago.org or follow the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) on Facebook and Twitter @ChicagoOEMC.

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