McCarthy: Chicago Safer Since I Took Over As Superintendent

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police Supt. Garry McCarthy believes Chicago is a safer place to be since he started on the job nearly 100 days ago.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Tuesday will mark McCarthy’s 100th day at the helm of the Chicago Police Department, as well as the 100th day of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s term.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

McCarthy tells the Chicago Sun-Times he believes his strategy should be credited with 90 percent of the good news in crime statistics over that time.

McCarthy points out that as of the latest report, there were 75 fewer shootings so far this year combined with the same period last year, and 30 fewer murders.

He says he puts district commanders on the hot seat every week over crime numbers. He admits to embarrassing a few of them over their lack of results, the Sun-Times reports.

McCarthy also points to his promise to obliterate a certain street gang, the Maniac Latin Disciples, after a member opened fire in Avondale Park on the city’s Northwest Side in June and wounded two young girls, ages 2 and 7.

He said more than 300 members of that gang have been arrested since June, the Sun-Times reported.

  • ChicagoCitizen

    The main part of Chicago that needs fixing is the south and west sides. I don’t know why that is, but this guy won’t get a pat on the back until those areas become civilized. They are now similar to a war zone. I don’t know why that is, but it is.

  • JTorres

    The city is so safe my son gets shot, right in front of my house under a blue light camera a week ago Sunday, I have yet to get a followup call from Chicago’s finest nor did I get a number to call or a police report # to refer to! Yet we are supposed to believe we are our children are much safer out here…..

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  • GO Southside

    This guy is a bigger Joke then Weiss. WHAT SCAM.

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