Al Wysinger

First Deputy Supt. Al Wysinger (CBS)

CPD Aims To Hire More Diverse Class Of Police Recruits

The Chicago Police Department has launched a concentrated effort to hire police recruits who better represent Chicago’s 77 diverse neighborhoods.


A Roseland neighborhood building that had been gutted by fire was torn down on Feb. 27, 2013, making it the 300th abandoned structure demolished by the city of Chicago since July 2012. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

City Demolishes 300th Abandoned Building Since Last July

Police said abandoned buildings serve as havens for drug and gang activity.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Backing Supt. McCarthy Despite Criticism From Aldermen

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.


Chicago police show off firearms seized in the Calumet District on the Far South Side, where officers have seized more guns than any other police district in the city. (Credit: CBS)

Police Stand By Crime Strategies After Bloody Weekend

Eight people were slain in various shootings in Chicago over the weekend, but Chicago police maintain their crime-fighting strategies are working.


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Police First Deputy: Just Hiring More Officers Is Not Answer To Cutting Crime

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.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

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2 Outsiders, Insider In Contention For Police Superintendent

Two outsiders and a Chicago Police insider reportedly have the inside-track to become the next police superintendent.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

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Report: White House Drug Czar A Candidate For Chicago Top Cop

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.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011