Multiple Illinois and Federal law enforcement agencies are going to conduct a major operation tonight. The media are invited to the briefing to be held at the Cahokia (Illinois) Police Department at 6:00 PM sharp. The location and specifics of the operation will be discussed then. The media will be invited to go along with the operation immediately following the briefing.That note was followed twenty minutes later with the addendum:
We respectfully ask those that are taking pictures or using video to not record the faces of the Officers because some of them will be undercover Officers.
Reference the operation tonight it would be appreciated if nothing is reported ahead of time. I know that is tough but we don't want them to know we there until...we are there!Thankfully the press obliged.
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