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Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

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Police: Crime Down 15 Percent, Murders Down 25 Percent This Year

The drop translates to 79 fewer murders so far this year, compared to the same time period last year, police said. The number of murders through July is the lowest for any year since 1965.

08/01/2013

A PeaceMakers basketball game at St. Sabina. (Credit: CBS)

Basketball League Promotes Peaceful Message In Wake Of Violence

Some of the young men teaming up the court are rivals on the street, but the PeaceMakers basketball league says it’s serious about posting up against violence.

07/08/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says every major city must deal with rising crime in summer, when temperatures get hotter. (Credit: CBS)

Despite Weekend Shootings, McCarthy Says Strategies ‘Clearly Working’

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that his crime-fighting strategies are “clearly working,” even though he was “disappointed” at the number of shootings across the city during the long July 4th weekend.

07/08/2013

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Police To Use Twitter, Texting To Communicate With Residents

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will be unveiling some technological additions designed to improve the department’s communication with the community.

07/08/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says every major city must deal with rising crime in summer, when temperatures get hotter. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Cops Ready For Expected Summer Spike In Crime

Summer is officially here, and – not surprisingly – Chicago saw a spate of shootings overnight. With hot and muggy conditions expected the next several days, the city could also see a typical spike in violent crime.

06/21/2013

Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

Police Charge 23 In Drug Distribution Ring

Chicago Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies announced a major drug bust this afternoon, WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

06/20/2013

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6 Dead, 41 Hurt In Weekend Shootings; Police Shoot 3 Others, 2 Fatally

The number of people killed or wounded over the last few days added up to the single-most violent weekend in Chicago this year. Those killed ranged in age from 16 to 40.

06/17/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

McCarthy: CeaseFire Program To Be Judged On Merits, Not Charges Against Director

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that the city should not necessarily have to end a contract with the anti-violence group CeaseFire, after its director was charged with domestic abuse for allegedly punching and kicking his wife.

06/03/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

McCarthy Criticizes Training Requirement In Concealed Carry Measure

Chicago’s top cop said Monday the concealed carry legislation approved by state lawmakers last week should have mandated more training before a person can carry a concealed fiream.

WBBM Newsradio–06/03/2013

Police officers on foot patrol in the Uptown neighborhood, near Truman College. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Murders Down In Zones With Foot Patrol Saturations

Chicago Police are expanding their so-called Operation Impact. That’s the saturation of high crime areas with foot patrols made up of new recruits.

05/15/2013

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Mayor Touts Success Of Foot Patrol Saturations, But Residents Not So Sure

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday that a recent move to step up foot patrols in some of the most violence-prone neighborhoods is paying off.

CBS 2–04/25/2013

At Area 2, Mayor discusses mandatory minimum sentences and violent crimes. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

McCarthy: Cops Acted Quickly To Break Up Gold Coast Mobs

Chicago’s mayor and top cop are talking about how police handled unruly mobs downtown this past weekend, and what it might mean for visitors planning to come to the City this summer, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

04/01/2013

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City Touts Lower Homicide Stats, But Context Reveals Return To Normal

City officials on Monday suggested Chicago’s safer than it’s been in 50 years. In reality, the first quarter of the year is simply a return to normal after a huge spike in murders early last year.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2013

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: More Foot Patrols In Troubled Neighborhoods

Chicago Police are moving back toward community policing – by having officers on foot in some of the most violence-prone neighborhoods.

03/25/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Durbin Confident In Chances For ‘Straw Purchasing’ Gun Trafficker Law

A day after a gun trafficking law named after slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton made its way to the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he believes it has the best chance of becoming law out of all the gun control proposals being considered on Capitol Hill.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2013

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Number Of Chicago Homicides Plummets In February

After the bloodiest January in the city in a decade — coming on the heels of a particularly violent 2012 — the killings slowed to a relative trickle in February.

03/01/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Backing Supt. McCarthy Despite Criticism From Aldermen

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he has full confidence in Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, even in the face of criticisms from some Chicago aldermen about violent crime.

02/25/2013

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McCarthy: Nearly 1,100 Guns Seized So Far This Year

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has started having gun seizure news conferences on a regular basis; and he says he will continue to until laws change to require that the loss, theft or transfer of a gun is reported.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2013

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

McCarthy: Cops Can Protect Students ‘Crossing Gang Boundaries’

Police can safeguard students “crossing gang boundaries” to get to new schools after their Chicago Public Schools are closed, but there’s a “lot of work to do to make it happen,” Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday.

02/15/2013

Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams, suspects in murder of Hadiya Pendleton

2 Charged In Hadiya Pendleton’s Murder

Two Chicago men have been charged with the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old high school honor student who was gunned down at a Kenwood neighborhood park late last month, only days after marching at President Obama’s inauguration.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2013

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