Previously Representative Thapedi introduced a measure that would give the Illinois State Police the authority to support and co police with the Chicago Police Department the areas one mile east and west of the Dan Ryan where the Illinois State Police already have jurisdiction. The measure was supported by the Illinois State Police and the governor but shot down by both the Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent of Police Garry McCarthy. So in response to the cold shoulder by the City of Chicago the task force was introduced. The purpose of the task force is as follows
Determine the causes of violent crime in Englewood and surrounding communities
Determine a comprehensive long term plan of action to substantially reduce violent crime in Englewood and surrounding communities
Make recommendations for laws,programs and initiatives and or money to put the plan of action into immediate effect.