Mayor Defends McCarthy's Promotion Of Cop Under InvestigationMayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday backed Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s decision to promote a top police official who is under scrutiny for his role in the death investigation involving a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
McCarthy Faces Tough Questions From City Council, Gets Backing From EmanuelMayor Rahm Emanuel said he stands by Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, despite calls from members of the City Council Black Caucus that the superintendent be replaced; but the mayor said he understands the aldermen’s frustrations, and empathizes with them.
Chicago Police Commander To Go On Trial For Tough TacticsAt a time when much of the nation is debating the treatment of black suspects by white police officers, Cmdr. Glenn Evans' case unfolds against a different backdrop: He is a black officer credited with safeguarding black neighborhoods.
Shootings, Murders Spike In Chicago In SeptemberWhile overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade.
Chicago Cops To Guard Military Recruitment Sites After Deadly Chattanooga ShootingPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy has ordered officers to provide security at all military recruiting sites in the city, after a gunman killed four Marines at a recruitment center in Tennessee on Thursday.
Pfleger: Shaming Father Of 7-Year-Old Murder Victim Might Be CounterproductiveOutspoken anti-violence activist Rev. Michael Pfleger said Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent might have gone too far in the past couple days, in their criticism of the father of a 7-year-old boy who was slain over the July 4th weekend.
North Lawndale Residents Encouraged By Heightened Police PresenceMost of us have heard of "community policing," the strategy of having more interaction between police officers and the people living and working in the neighborhoods they patrol. This weekend, CBS 2 got an up close look at how that strategy is working on a block in North Lawndale.
Murders And Shootings Up For First Half Of 2015Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said part of the challenge in reducing gun violence is gang members are more worried about what their gang will do to them if they lose a gun than they are about what the courts will do to them if they’re arrested with an illegal firearm.
Chicago Police, Feds Arrest 32 For Operating Alleged Heroin Ring On West SideChicago police say they've broken up a massive heroin ring on the city's West Side.
Some Aldermen Doubting McCarthy's Effectiveness As Top CopAs Police Supt. Garry McCarthy begins his fifth year running the Chicago Police Department, some aldermen – old and new – appeared to be losing confidence in his ability to reduce gun violence as summer approaches.
McCarthy Plans Listening Tour To Strengthen Police Relationship With Chicago ResidentsPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy planned to meet with residents and community leaders in all 22 police districts in Chicago, so he can hear their concerns. He’ll be accompanied by high-ranking police officials, and they’ll all listen to what people have to say about the state of police service in their neighborhoods.
Lawsuit Seeks To End Police Stop And Frisk Tactics In ChicagoA group of six black men has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, and 14 unnamed police officers, alleging so-called “stop and frisk” procedures are unconstitutional.