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Police Supt. Garry McCarthy Reacts To Conn. Shooting

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says a meaningful response to the Connecticut school shooting would be to hold gun owners more accountable.

12/15/2012

Chicago Police Cmdr. Joseph Gorman

McCarthy Details Police Department Shakeup

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is making more changes in his top command as he tries to get a handle on violence in the city, particularly on the South and West Sides.

12/05/2012

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Despite Weekend Violence, Top Cop Says Police Making Progress Fighting Crime

Chicago’s police superintendent says his department is making a significant dent in the city’s crime rate.

11/26/2012

Supt. Garry McCarthy

Police Making Plans If Students Miss School Due To Strike

The Chicago police superintendent says he’ll be ready if police have to deal with the sudden exodus of students from the classroom to the street – in case there’s a strike.

09/07/2012

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on the CBS 2 morning news. (CBS)

McCarthy On Chicago Violence: ‘We’re Struggling In The Month Of August’

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says despite the weekend violence that left nine dead, officers were able to diffuse a potentially dangerous situation on Michigan Avenue.

CBS 2–08/27/2012

A Chicago police officer walks through the crowd at the Taste Of Chicago in 2010. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Smaller Taste Of Chicago Won’t Mean Less Security

Taste of Chicago opens on Wednesday, and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he’s putting “adequate resources” on the streets to keep them safe during the festival.

07/08/2012

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with CBS 2 about the upcoming NATO summit. (CBS)

McCarthy On City Relationship With CeaseFire: What The Mayor Says Goes

The police superintendent previously faulted CeaseFire for bypassing the police as it negotiated truces.

06/28/2012

Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: City’s Crime Crisis Is ‘Not Going To Be Solved Overnight’

In a weekend marred by a rash of shootings that left at least eight people dead and 40 wounded – as well as three violent mob attacks on innocent people in and around downtown, police Supt. Garry McCarthy emphasizes that the problem of violence in Chicago is “not going to be solved overnight.”

CBS 2–06/11/2012

A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Tout Improved Crime Stats, But Residents Not Convinced

The first week of summer has proven to be less violent this year in Chicago. But CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stopped well short of saying “mission accomplished.”

06/07/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: CBS/File)

Police Unveil Plan To Stop Gang Shootings Before They Start

Following another bloody weekend of gang mayhem in Chicago, Mayor Emanuel and his top police commanders on Tuesday announced a new plan to help stop the bloodshed.

05/29/2012

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with CBS 2 about the upcoming NATO summit. (CBS)

McCarthy: Police Low-Key, But Ready To ‘Extract’ Troublemakers During NATO

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy insists his department will not be heavy-handed during the NATO summit here. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

05/14/2012

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy: Hudson Juror Had Unreasonable Expectations Of Police

Chicago’s top cop is responding to a juror in the William Balfour trial who said police bungled the investigation into the murder of Jennifer Hudson’s family members.

05/14/2012

Raffi Torres. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Top Cop Calls Torres Hit On Hossa ‘Borderline Criminal’

Chicago’s top cop is weighing in on that savage hit taken by Blackhawks star Marian Hossa.

04/20/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

Chicago Police Supt. Promises To Curb Gang Violence

Garry McCarthy says the intelligence is there. It’s just a matter of getting the information to beat officers so they can anticipate a retaliatory gang shooting.

03/19/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: Police Don’t Want To Block Wireless Signals During Summits

Supt. Garry McCarthy says there is no need to worry about police trying to block social media used by demonstrators expected during the upcoming NATO/G8 summits in May.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

File Photo (Nick Laham/ Getty Images)

Nesting Eagles Could Scuttle Plans For Police Shooting Range

Experts say the city will at least have to seek a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before it can go ahead with construction.

02/09/2012

Trevell Allen, clockwise from top left; Darrell Holmes; Emmanuel Warner; Brandon McGee (Chicago Police Department)

4 Charged In Gun Bust

Police say they have recovered nearly 60 guns following the theft of 200 firearms from a Des Plaines gunshop over the weekend.

01/19/2012

Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis (Chicago Police Department)

Slain Officer Remembered As ‘Gentle Giant,’ Devoted Father

The 41-year-old Chicago police officer who was fatally shot Thursday evening was described in glowing terms by grief-stricken admirers.

12/30/2011

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

The days could be numbered for the Prairie District police station. (CBS)

Police Supt. Tries To Sway Residents On Station-Closing Plan

Chicago’s top cop went into the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood Monday night to try to calm residents’ fears about the closing of their local police station. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/17/2011

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