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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: Decriminalizing Pot A Bad Idea

While President Obama seems to be supporting some decriminalization of marijuana, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says it’s a bad idea.

01/21/2014

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

Chicago Already Implementing Safety Lessons From Boston Bombings

CBS 2 Chief correspondent Jay Levine sat down with Superintendent McCarthy, and began by asking the simple question: Are we safe?

05/01/2013

Garry McCarthy on the CBS 2 Morning News, Wednesday, Dec. 5. (CBS)

Police To Use Drop Box Strategy To Combat No-Snitching Culture

he Chicago Police Department is reportedly about to start a new program designed to do something about the co-called “code of silence,” which, police say, makes investigating crimes very difficult because often witnesses and even victims won’t tell police what they know, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/09/2013

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 Considering Expansion Of ‘Hot Zones’ Strategy

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy showed off some of the 1220 guns seized by officers in the first nine weeks of the year, and he said he’s considering expanding the number of “hot zones” he saturates with officers on overtime.

03/04/2013