Garry McCarthy

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Tougher Gun Laws Would Save Lives

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.


File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Cops Taking Report Of Gang ‘Hit Squad’ Seriously

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.


Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, left, and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett discuss school safety. (CBS)

Schools Chief, Top Cop Review ‘Safe Passage’ Plans For Students

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.


Jonylah Watkins was shot and killed while with her father in a parked minivan on the South Side. Police believe the shooter was targeting her father. (Facebook)

Funeral for Jonylah Watkins Nears As Police Get Closer To An Arrest

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says they think they know what happened, they just need to prove it.


Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Endorses ‘Broken Windows’ Approach For Some Offenses

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.


New members of the Chicago Police Department graduated Friday. (CBS)

Police Graduates To Hit The Streets, With Optimism

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.


File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Illinois And Indiana Law Enforcement To Hold Gun Summit

Illinois and Indiana law enforcement officers plan to team-up to go after gun-runners.


Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy during a New Year's Eve ride-along. (CBS)

New Year’s Eve Patrol With Supt. Garry McCarthy

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.


The reward for information leading to the capture of Police Officer Clifton Lewis'  killer has been increased to $40,000.

Reward Increased In Cop Killing

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.


Some sort of harness dangles on the end of a makeshift rope outside the MCC. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Wants To Talk With Feds About MCC

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.


Supt. Garry McCarthy

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.”

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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.”


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.