Drug lord formally regains Chicago Public Enemy No 1 title
Jul. 14, 2015
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of a crime-fighting body that's restored Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's title as Chicago's Public Enemy No. 1 is "outraged" at the reputed drug lord's escape from a Mexican prison.
The Chicago Crime Commission Tuesday formally restored the label days after Guzman slipped from a maximum-security facility through a mile-long tunnel.
The non-government group first named Guzman Public Enemy No. 1 in 2013 to highlight how his Sinaloa cartel dominates Chicago's drug trade. His hold on the title lapsed after his 2014 capture.
The only other figure to have the title was gangster Al Capone in 1930.
Commission President J.R. Davis said in prepared remarks that Guzman's trafficking led to more violence. He said — in his words — "Compared to Guzman, Al Capone looks like an amateur."