Statement About Viral Chicago House Party Released By Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police Department speaks out after viral video shows house party in Chicago.

As health officials continue to try and help flatten the curve when it comes to the coronavirus, we are currently in a time where social distancing is highly stressed.

However, it looks like some people in Chicago are not concerned with the virus as a video captured on Facebook Live showed many of them partying it up at a house party Saturday night.

According to WGN9, the party reportedly took place on the West Side of Chicago, and the amount of people captured in the video has caused concern amongst many people as the video has already been shared over 50,000 times.

On Sunday, the Chicago Police Department released a statement in response to the video. They said, “We are aware of a video circulating on social media depicting a large house party inside of an alleged Chicago residence. While we cannot authenticate the nature or location of the gathering, we want to remind everyone of the social distancing requirements in place. CPD will disperse crowds in violation of social distancing requirements, and if necessary, issue citations or as the last resort, enforce via arrest.”

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker was also asked about the video during a press conference. He said he has not seen the video but has heard about it.

“You’re literally putting everyone around you in danger, you are, they are putting you in danger, and very importantly, all of those people are putting their families and their friends who are not there with them in danger,” said Governor JB Pritzker.

As we previously reported, Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot has also been one of the public officials that have been very adamant about making sure that residents stay home and practice social distancing.

Earlier this month she said, “The other night I think we literally broke up an underage drinking party. There were some young folks that were in a garage with the door up, it was a beautiful night, we pulled by and I told the driver, ‘Back up,’ rolled down the window and said, ‘Hey, you’re too close. Separate yourself. Social distancing.”

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