Dolton Trustee Suggests Hiring More Cops To Combat Gun Violence

Steve Miller
August 23, 2019 - 6:00 am

Justin Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times Wire


(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- As a violent week draws to a close in south suburban Dolton, at least one village trustee is calling for the hiring of more police officers.

WBBM's Steve Miller reports.

A mother was shot Wednesday while she was driving with her children in Dolton. That was one of at least three shooting incidents in the community this week.

Now, a village trustee is pushing for more police officers.

"This has to stop,” Dolton Trustee Edward Steave said Thursday. “We have to get more boots on the street, and we have to get the residents involved -- if they see something, say something."

Steave said a special Dolton trustees meeting will be called next week.