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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy plays "good-cop, bad-cop" with his own staff during a recent meeting. (CBS)

Inside Peek: Top Police Administrators On The Hot Seat

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was invited to observe as the top ranks of the Chicago Police Department took a shellacking from the city’s new top cop, who’s on a mission to reduce crime rates.

09/30/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Photo courtesy Steve Miller, WBBM)

Supt. McCarthy Recalls His Own Experience At Ground Zero

On Sept. 11, 2001, the man who is now Chicago’s police superintendent was deputy commissioner of operations for the New York Police Department — and he was at Ground Zero.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

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Is Police Safety Plan Late For School?

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised to have a plan in place at the beginning of the school year to ensure students have safe passage to class. But CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports not every school is equally covered.

09/01/2011

Some 60 youths participated in a campout in the Chatham neighborhood Friday night. (CBS)

Young People Celebrate Non-Violence In Campout With Cops

Residents in the Chatham neighborhood were sleeping in the park Friday in an effort to stop violence. CBS 2’s Mike Parker was there.

08/26/2011

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

‘You Have To Defend Yourself,’ McCarthy Says Of Police-Involved Shootings

Chicago’s new top cop, Garry McCarthy, responds to statistics showing an increase in the use of deadly force. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/25/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (CBS)

It’s Official: McCarthy Sworn In As Police Superintendent

Although he has served the last several weeks as Chicago’s top cop, Garry McCarthy took the formal oath Friday as former superintendents looked on.

07/15/2011

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Violent Crime Down, Motor Vehicle Theft, Burglary And Arsons Up

Violent crime is down as of the end of June but three areas of property crime have increased as compared with last June, police said preliminary statistics suggest.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2011

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Security Details For Burke, Other City Officials To Be Reduced Or Eliminated

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Friday announced plans to reduce or eliminate city-funded security for city officials, including powerful Ald. Ed Burke, the Sun-Times is reporting.

07/08/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Cops Right To Go After Gangbangers

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is happy to see the new police superintendent is making good on a promise to hold a Chicago gang accountable for the wounding of two children.

06/23/2011

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

More Undercover Officers To Patrol Taste Of Chicago

When this year’s Taste of Chicago opens its 10-day run Friday, officials are promising both fun and a safer atmosphere.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: Law Enforcement Has ‘War On Drugs’ All Wrong

At least a dozen community and social-action groups sponsored a rally at the Thompson Center on Friday calling for an end to the U.S. “war on drugs.”

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel, McCarthy Deploy 150 More Chicago Cops To Streets

Moving closer to his campaign promise to add 1,000 more police officers to the city streets, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday announced that 150 more officers were being deployed to 15 police districts in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2011

Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Hits The Ground Running As Chicago’s Top Cop

With another mob attack Tuesday night in the Gold Coast, and several more over the weekend, new Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has his hands full. He sat down with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy attend the funeral of a fallen police officer on Friday. (CBS)

Emanuel Vows ‘Full Force’ Of Law Will Bring Street Thugs To Justice

While he is pleased with the quick arrest of suspects in a series of mob attacks over the weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday made no secret that he wants everybody involved “brought to justice.”

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Vows To Establish Gun Offender Registry

Acting police Supt. Garry McCarthy is promising to establish a gun offender registry in Chicago, something aldermen have wanted for some time.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2011

Kris Wilkowski was attacked by a mob of young people over the weekend. (CBS)

Man Attacked By Mob: ‘I Saw A Bunch Of People Coming At Me’

Krzysztof “Kris” Wilkowski was among the people attacked over the weekend by a mob of young people. He tells his story to CBS 2’s Jim Williams.

06/06/2011

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

City Council Panel OK’s McCarthy For Police Superintendent

A Chicago City Council committee on Monday approved Garry McCarthy, Mayor Emanuel’s choice for a new superintendent of police, and the full council is expected to confirm the selection on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Garry McCarthy, Chicago's new police superintendent (CBS)

McCarthy: No Cover-Up In Police Beach Closure

Chicago’s new top cop tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine that North Avenue Beach was closed over heat concerns Monday, not for rumored fears about gangs.

06/03/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy attend the funeral of a fallen police officer on Friday. (CBS)

Mayor, Police Union Off To Positive Start

Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel off to a good start with the Chicago police union? It didn’t hurt that he attended a funeral of a fallen officer on Friday, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

05/27/2011

Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Takes Over As Acting Police Superintendent

As Rahm Emanuel assumed the Mayor’s Office on Monday, Garry McCarthy also assumed the role of acting police superintendent.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

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