The Chicago Police Department has launched a concentrated effort to hire police recruits who better represent Chicago’s 77 diverse neighborhoods.
Police said abandoned buildings serve as havens for drug and gang activity.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he has full confidence in Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, even in the face of criticisms from some Chicago aldermen about violent crime.
Eight people were slain in various shootings in Chicago over the weekend, but Chicago police maintain their crime-fighting strategies are working.
Police First Deputy Supt. Al Wysinger is talking about plans to cut crime in the struggling Englewood and Harrison districts. But Wysinger says simply hiring more police officers is not the answer.
Two outsiders and a Chicago Police insider reportedly have the inside-track to become the next police superintendent.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel hopes to have his new police superintendent picked before he’s sworn in less than four weeks from now, and it appears the list of prime candidates is getting shorter.