Prosecutors approved 43 felony charges in connection with looting across Chicago earlier this week, and city officials laid out a series of plans Friday that they say would prevent future incidents.

“What happened Sunday night into Monday morning should never have happened,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a press conference Friday afternoon. “There can never be any place in Chicago where businesses are afraid to open, where residents and visitors are afraid to travel and shop, or where employees are afraid to go to work.”

Lightfoot said the city’s police department would be creating a “specialized, 20-person unit” to monitor open-sourced social media posts for any signs of “suspicious activity.” A separate task force in partnership with the FBI would be focused on looting activity, she said.

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