Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

Rev. Paul Jakes (left) and attorney Anthony Romanucci (far right, at microphones) discuss a federal lawsuit seeking to end the Chicago Police Department's use of so-called "stop and frisk" tactics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Lawsuit Seeks To End Police Stop And Frisk Tactics In Chicago

A 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.

04/21/2015

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Overall Crime Down Through March; But Shootings And Murders Up

Through the end of March, murders and shootings were up in Chicago, compared to the same time last year, but police said overall crime is down in the city.

04/01/2015

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene after a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

West Side Activists Want To Meet With McCarthy To Discuss Violence

Activists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.

03/18/2015

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti outlines his public safety policies ahead of the February election. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Fioretti Vows To Hire New Cops If He Defeats Emanuel

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd), who is challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next month’s election, said Chicago residents are fed up with crime in all parts of the city, and he held Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy responsible.

01/05/2015

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Aldermen Furious At McCarthy’s Lack Of Data On Police Staffing

At City Council budget hearings on Thursday, some aldermen were angered that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy could not immediately tell them exactly how many officers are currently on the force.

10/30/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Murders In Chicago At Lowest Level In Nearly 50 Years

Acknowledging “there’s a lot more work to be done,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the number of murders so far this year in Chicago is at the lowest level since 1965.

10/01/2014

Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans. (Credit: Chicago Police)

CPD Commander Accused Of Shoving Gun In Suspect’s Mouth And Taser Against His Groin

A Chicago police commander accused of sticking the barrel of his service weapon in a suspect’s throat, pressing a stun gun against the man’s groin last year, and threatening to kill him was released without having to post bail Thursday.

08/28/2014

Chicago Police Commander Evans. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Commander Charged With Aggravated Battery, Stripped Of Police Powers

A Chicago Police commander on the city’s West Side has been stripped of his police powers.

08/27/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy meet at Chicago Police Headquarters with federal law enforcement officials and community activists to discuss ways to address gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Government Officials, Community Leaders Promise Coordination To Combat Violence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy met with federal law enforcement officials and local community organizations and religious leaders on Monday to discuss joint efforts to reduce gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of a weekend when at least 43 people were shot, four of them fatally.

07/21/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks to reporters about gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

‘Frustrated’ McCarthy: ‘We Had People Who Died Over The Weekend’

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy became a bit testy Monday during his weekly news conference on gun confiscations, when reporters peppered him with questions about something completely different.

07/14/2014

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Police: Despite Rise In Shootings, Murders At 51-Year Low

Through the end of June, 172 people were slain in Chicago, nine fewer than at this time last year, and the lowest number of murders for the first half of a year since 1963.

07/01/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Heart Attack Was ‘A Wakeup Call’

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said he’s still taking it easy after his heart attack last month, but there’s no way he can completely get away from his job as the city’s top cop.

07/01/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy shakes hands with police officers before a recruit graduation at Navy Pier, about one week after having angioplasty for blocked arteries. (Credit: CBS)

Recovering McCarthy Says “I’m Doing Very Well. I Feel Great”

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Wednesday made his first public appearance since undergoing an emergency heart procedure last week, joking with a class of new police recruits that “Word of my demise was greatly exaggerated.”

06/11/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Hospitalized For Blocked Arteries

“The procedure went well and he will remain in the hospital for several more days while he recuperates,” Police spokesman Adam Collins said in an email.

06/05/2014

Protesters stand off with police during protests against the NATO summit in Cjcago on May 20, 2012. (Photo credit should read Cengiz Yar Jr./AFP/GettyImages)

Cops To Treat ‘Wilding’ Teens ‘Like NATO Protesters’ To Avoid Trouble

Police are preparing use a tactic first developed to handle roaming protests during the NATO Summit two years ago to deal with a growing number of groups of teenagers attempting to wreak havoc on downtown streets and along the lakefront as summer sets in.

06/03/2014

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Murders Up, But Shootings Down Through April

For the first four months of 2014, there were two more murders than the first four months of 2013, but four fewer shooting victims than the start of last year. Compared to the first four months of 2012, police said there were 59 fewer murders, and 210 fewer shooting victims.

05/01/2014

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

More Cops Will Patrol Parks, Transit System To Curb Summer Violence

The partnership between police, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Park District is part of what the city is calling the Summer Surge initiative.

04/30/2014

Police Bike Patrols

Police Bike Patrols Added In High-Crime “Impact Zones”

A year after saturating 20 targeted high-crime areas of the city with extra cops on foot patrols, the Police Department has given scores of those officers bicycles for their patrols.

04/18/2014

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McCarthy Warns Of Dangers From Concealed Carry Law

McCarthy, who has been one of the most vocal critics of the law allowing Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms in public, warned there will be confrontations that could escalate into deadly shootings.

03/04/2014

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McCarthy: February Murders 4th Lowest On Record

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said February’s homicide total was one of the lowest ever, and continued a trend of dropping violent crime that started more than a year ago.

03/03/2014

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