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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy

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

Operation Santa

Families Of Cops Who Were Killed Or Injured Get Visit From Santa

The families of Chicago Police officers who were killed or badly injured are getting special visits this weekend, as the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation carries out the 7th annual Operation Santa, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12/14/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with the media about the Back of the Yards shooting. (CBS)

McCarthy: Stricter Penalties For Gun Crimes Would Prevent Shootings

Just this year, Chicago Police have seized 5,856 illegal firearms. Superintendent Garry McCarthy says that goes to show the challenge illegal guns pose to police and communities.

10/28/2013

Bryon Champ, 21, allegedly fired a gun during shooting that wounded 13 people in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2013.  A second gunman fired an assault rifle in the attack. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Park Shooting Could Have Been in Prison

Superintendent McCarthy has claimed that the assault on the park never would have happened if Illinois had tougher gun laws. If suspect Bryon Champ was in jail, he wouldn’t have been involved in the shooting which triggered the revenge attack.

09/24/2013

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Fallen Cops Honored At St. Jude Memorial March

Thousands of Chicago Police officers, state troopers and members of the FBI, DEA and Secret Service came out for the St. Jude Memorial March to pay their respects to those that have been killed in the line of duty.

05/05/2013

Garry McCarthy on the CBS 2 Morning News, Wednesday, Dec. 5. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy, Jackson Sr. Take Part In Gun Debate

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy took part in a spirited debate over gun violence this morning on the city’s South Side.

01/12/2013