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McCarthy Admits Slow Learning Curve – At First – On Changing Gang Structure

McCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.

02/28/2014

Former Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields (Credit: CBS)

Former FOP Boss Can’t Get On Ballot For Next Union Election

Ousted Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields has been thwarted in his attempt to stop the union election for the same reason he cost his members their automatic right to a retroactive pay raise: He was late.

02/12/2014

Former Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields (Credit: CBS)

Chicago FOP President Suspended, Called ‘A Dictator’

The Illinois FOP has suspended the president of the union representing Chicago Police officers — and prohibited Mike Shields from negotiating with the city — after accusing him of violating his oath and branding him a “dictator,” the Sun-Times is reporting.

12/18/2013

Michael Shields (CBS File Photo)

FOP President’s Contract Allegations Spur Calls For Resignation

The intramural fight in the FOP comes in the context of the start of campaigning for union officer elections in March.

12/18/2013

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Chicago Cops Help State Troopers Who Lost Homes To Tornado

Chicago police officers have been helping a pair of Illinois State Police troopers dig out from the tornado that devastated their hometown of Washington.

12/06/2013

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Police Union Wants Alvarez To Review Landmark 1982 Double Murder Conviction

The Chicago police union has asked the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to examine a milestone double murder case, to see if the right man is behind bars.

10/08/2013

Chicago police clad in riot gear work near the site of the NATO Summit, as protesters march through the streets on May 20, 2012. (credit: Mason Johnson/CBS)

Arbitrator: City Owes Cops $1M For NATO Summit Overtime

The dispute stemmed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision not to pay officers time-and-a-half overtime pay.

09/25/2013

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Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor’s Plan To Cut Health Care Subsidy

Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.

05/16/2013

Ald. George Cardenas

Alderman Wants Fee On Electric Bills To Fund Hiring Of New Police Officers

A Chicago alderman wants to add a fee to your electric bill so the city can hire more police officers.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

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Police Shoot 2 Suspects In Separate Overnight Incidents; 1 Killed

Chicago Police officers shot and wounded two suspects in separate incidents on the South Side overnight – bringing the total to six police-involved shootings in Chicago in about the past 10 days.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

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Some Chicago Cops To Work Security Details At DNC In Charlotte

It’s been a long hot summer for the Chicago Police Department, trying to get a grip on a spike in deadly gang violence. CBS 2 has learned dozens of Chicago cops will be leaving town this week, to head to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

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Former FOP Secretary Sues Union For Sexual Harassment

A woman who was a secretary for the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has filed a federal sexual harassment suit against the union.

07/09/2012

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Police To Hire New Officers, But No Increase In Manpower

The union representing Chicago Police officers has been calling for months on the city to hire more officers, even going so far to take billboard ads.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Chicago police clad in riot gear work near the site of the NATO Summit, as protesters march through the streets on May 20, 2012. (credit: Mason Johnson/CBS)

FOP President Praises Chicago Cops For Work At NATO Protests

The head of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is praising his members for the jobs they did over the past few days during the NATO summit.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2012

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Police Union Mounts Billboards To Highlight Manpower Shortage

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police thinks all the publicity surrounding the NATO Summit is a good time to publicize its beef with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

The Prairie District police station is being closed as part of a move to reduce the number of police districts in Chicago from 25 to 23. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Lays Out Changes In Police Districts

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said residents of low-crime areas shouldn’t worry their neighborhoods will be left with less protection as his department closes and consolidates districts Sunday in its first major structural change in 31 years.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2012

The Chicago Police Department ordered the purchase of about 3,000 new face shields designed to keep fluids off of the faces of police officers during the upcoming NATO and G8 summits. (Credit: Super Seer Corp.)

City Buys Special Face Shields For Cops At NATO And G8 Summits

The Chicago Police Department continues to gear up for the NATO and G8 summits in May with enhanced protection for officers likely to confront protesters.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Disagrees With Claim Of Police ‘Manpower Problem’

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy found himself in the line of fire Monday, because of his decision to move more officers to patrol duty.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

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Top Cop McCarthy Clears Way For Slain Officer To Be Buried With Her Badge

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday ordered police powers posthumously restored to a Chicago Police officer allegedly murdered by her grandson. That means slain Officer Hester Scott can be buried with her police star.

11/08/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

McCarthy: No Plans To Hire More Cops Anytime Soon

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is not looking to hire more officers anytime soon, saying he needs to get more out of those already on the force.

09/15/2011

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