Gang members fear if they back down in confrontations with police, they will face beatings or financial sanctions from gang leaders, Chicago’s top cop says.
Researchers at Roosevelt University spent more than a year studying marijuana arrests across the state, why and where people are arrested and how much it costs.
Chicago Police Superintendent outlined a significant drop in key stats on Wednesday and as Brad Edwards reports, they used one face as a shining example of what’s right.
The crime outraged Mayor Emanuel and his police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, who vowed the department will solve the crime.
You hear about crime and it may seem like it’s getting worse but the number of murders and shootings in Chicago is actually down.
Chicago’s top cop says tougher gun laws would help police curb violence. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
How are Chicago officials handling the fallout? Very carefully, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
For months, CBS 2 has asked Chicago police brass to see the guns the department has seized.
Chicago’s top cop seems to bristle at former New York Governor Pataki’s suggestion that Chicago’s Police tactics deserve more attention than New York, where a “stop and frisk” procedure’s been struck down, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Standing before some of the more than 4,000 guns seized by Chicago Police this year, Superintendent Garry McCarthy outlined four cases where men picked up for unlawful use of a weapon later became victims.
Being a police officer just got more dangerous in Chicago. According to information gathered by the Cook County Sheriff’s office, a street gang wants to ambush and kill police officers near 19th and Oakley west of the Loop. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
School officials plan to provide safe passage along the routes from every school that’s closing to every school that’s receiving students as long as it’s needed. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says they think they know what happened, they just need to prove it.
Chicago should adopt a New York-style, zero-tolerance approach to criminal offenses such as drinking and urinating in public and illegal gambling, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says.
Friday’s graduation marked the realization of a dream for 53 Chicago police officers. Among them was 28-year-old Jose Rivera, Jr. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
Illinois and Indiana law enforcement officers plan to team-up to go after gun-runners.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spent some time driving around with the city’s top cop, who was the focus of national media attention last week when Chicago’s homicide tally hit 500.
Chicago Police have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of another suspect responsible for the murder of an off duty officer a year ago.
McCarthy says he wants to talk with federal authorities about security at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in the wake of this week’s dramatic escape from the downtown facility.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says a meaningful response to the Connecticut school shooting would be to hold gun owners more accountable.