Garry McCarthy

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Safe School Zone sign (CBS)

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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