Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy

McCarthy says of the 1,500 people arrested in the first half of the year for illegal gun possession, three out of four are "immediately back out on the street."
(Credit: Steve Miller).

McCarthy Says Too Many Arrested For Illegal Gun Possession Are “Immediately Back Out On The Street”

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he thinks police are “doing a pretty good job” getting guns off the streets, but he says prosecutors and judges have to be held accountable when so many people arrested are ending up back on the street.

08/31/2015

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

CPD Partnering With African-American Police Group To Reduce Encounters Between Cops And Teens

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says Chicago is partnering with an African-American police group reduce the occasions when encounters between officers and teenagers get out of hand, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/19/2015

Amari Brown (Family Photo)

Attorney For Father Of Murdered 7-Year-Old Accuses Supt. McCarthy Of Being A ‘Bully’

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is being accused of bullying, by the attorney for the father of the seven-year-old boy killed on the 4th of July.

07/06/2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on preparations for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police To Work Overtime To Stem Violence During Fourth Of July Weekend

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at how Chicago is preparing.

06/30/2015

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting  Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of 35th and Indiana. | Sam Charles / Sun-Times

Police: Two In Custody In Connection With Fatal Shooting Near CPD Headquarters In Bronzeville

Chicago police have taken two people into custody in a deadly drive-by shooting that happened just a block from police headquarters in the Bronzeville neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/24/2015

Officers take part in the St. Jude Memorial March to honor fallen officers. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Chicago Police Honor Fallen Officers During St. Jude Memorial March

Thousands of Chicago police officers turned out Sunday morning to honor their colleagues killed in the line of duty, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

05/03/2015

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

McCarthy: Evidence Would Have Cleared Officer In Rekia Boyd Shooting

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is defending his statement that a police officer cleared in the shooting of a 22-year-old woman should never have been charged, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

04/27/2015

The FBI's Chicago office. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police, FBI Cooperating To Counter Terror Threats

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spoke with those charged with keeping us safe.

02/03/2015

A Chicago Police body camera. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police To Begin Testing Body Cams This Week

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports Chicago cops will be testing body cams clipped to an officers uniform and also point of view cameras clipped an officer’s glasses or head gear.

01/20/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Ravenswood home.  (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Reviewing Emanuel Home Security Detail After Mugging

Ten days after Mayor Emanuel’s 17-year-old son was mugged a few houses down and across the street from his Ravenswood home, the police superintendent says he will be reviewing the security detail outside the residence.

12/29/2014

Authorities respond to the scene of a shooting at Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., Friday. (CBS)

Nordstrom Murder Victim Reported Incident To Police A Week Before Shooting

Chicago police are continuing to investigate last weekend’s murder/suicide inside the Nordstrom store on North Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

12/01/2014

Chicago Police Capt. Edward Kulbida (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police Captain Recovering After Englewood Shooting

One of the highest ranking Chicago Police officers ever shot in the line of duty is recovering after being shot at least twice, with wounds to the head and shoulder.

10/08/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Avoids Questions On Reports FBI Is Looking Into Police-Involved Shootings

There was a litany of things for reporters to ask Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today after he made a speech downtown – but he made a dash out of the room instead.

09/03/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Stresses Difference In Tactics Between Chicago, Ferguson Police

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Ferguson tactics in dealing with crowds are exactly what Chicago Police are trying not to do.

08/25/2014

Shamiya Adams. (Family provided photo)

Police Making Progress In Investigation Of 11-Year-Old Girl’s Shooting Death

Police say the investigation into the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams is progressing rapidly.

07/21/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy Released From Hospital

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has been released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital after undergoing a heart procedure on Thursday, Police News Affairs confirmed.

06/07/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Not Surprised By Assault Rifle Theft At South Side Rail Yard

Chicago Police say the recent theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles from a South Side rail yard is a concern, but not a surprise, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

05/12/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Concealed Carry Could Lead To More Guns On The Street

Chicago’s police superintendent speaking before a dozen illegal weapons says concealed carry may boost the number of guns on the street.

04/28/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Lax Gun Laws To Blame For Violence

On the heels of a weekend that saw at least 37 people shot in Chicago – four of them fatally – Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said “lax state and federal gun laws” leave officers “running on a hamster wheel” in efforts to reduce gun violence.

04/14/2014

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says every major city must deal with rising crime in summer, when temperatures get hotter. (Credit: CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Urges New Year’s Eve Party-Goers To Stay Safe

As you finalize New Year’s Eve plans, Chicago’s top cop reminds you to figure out how you’ll get home, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/30/2013

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