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Tighter security present at suspected Chicago gang member funerals

CHICAGO -- Funerals for suspected gang members in Chicago will now have tighter police security.

The change was triggered by the shooting death of suspected gang leader, Sherman Miller. It happened outside a church funeral last week.

Police said there will now be security checks for those who attend and more police officers will be on hand at the funerals to help stop the violence.

"The police are going to treat gang funerals as a gang event and people will be, appropriately, checked and patted down,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The new strategy went into effect just this week.

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