McCarthy "Astounded" By Officers' Handling Of Protests; Not Resigning Over Laquan McDonald CasePolice Supt. Garry McCarthy praised Chicago's police force Friday for showing “remarkable” professionalism during several days of protests in the wake of the release of a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teen, and that officer being charged with murder.
Activists March On Magnificent Mile To Protest Laquan McDonald ShootingActivists shut down part of Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, and planned to march to Water Tower Place, to protest the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Black Aldermen Again Call For Ouster Of Police Supt. Garry McCarthyA day after the Emanuel administration released video of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, the City Council Black Caucus renewed its demand that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy resign or be fired.
Counterterrorism Experts Gather At McCormick Place To Discuss StrategyMayor Rahm Emanuel will kick off the 21st annual Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop at McCormick Place. The conference was planned months ago, but in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks, the discussions will be especially timely and important.
President To Address Gun Violence At Police Chiefs' ConventionPresident Barack Obama was traveling to Chicago on Tuesday to push for tougher national gun laws.
Top Officials To Announce Effort To Cut Incarceration RatesA Chicago police spokesman says top law enforcement officials from around the country are set to announce their involvement in a new push to lower incarceration rates.
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.