Supt. Garry McCarthy

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Every Major Category Of Crime Down This Year

“There is an unacceptable level of violence, but the progress we’re making is undeniable,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times.


Chicago Police Department District 1 station. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

200 Police Desk Officers To Go On Patrol

Facing one of its deadliest months in a decade, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will announce on Thursday that 200 officers currently on desk duty will be put on the streets.


Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: Denying Recognizance Bonds Prevents Gang Retaliation

In the latest effort to curb a murder rate that has propelled Chicago into the national spotlight this summer, police Supt. Garry McCarthy says gang members can no longer expect to be released on recognizance bonds.

CBS 2–08/14/2012

Avondale Park Shooting

Report: Police War On Maniac Latin Disciples Is Working

It has been about a year since Chicago police brass promised to wipe out the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang on the Northwest Side, and a published report says the campaign appears to be working.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

This Rhodes Avenue property was razed Thursday in an effort to clear crime-generating buildings from distressed neighborhoods. (CBS)

12 Buildings To Come Down In Effort To Fight Crime

Twelve residential buildings on the South and West Side were scheduled to be torn down Thursday, in an effort to eliminate hives for gang activity and violent crime.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

West Woodlawn Shooting

Report: Neighbors Frustrated As Crime Spikes In Wards Near Dangerous Areas

Violence has become not just a problem for Chicago’s most dangerous areas, but the adjoining neighborhoods as well.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Crime Scene

Police Department To Have Officers Working Overtime To Fight Violence

In the wake of a rash of violent crime that has plagued the city in recent days, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced plans Tuesday to place officers on overtime so they can saturate the most troubled areas.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Police Bike Patrols

Officers From Other Cities To Assist During NATO Summit

Chicago Police are already out in force as the NATO Summit approaches, and they will be getting a lot of help from all over the country.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Barbara West is the new commander of the Chicago Police Department's Austin District. (CBS)

McCarthy Appoints New Commanders For Rough Police Districts

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Friday announced a major shakeup at the Chicago Police Department, with a big impact on some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

Chicago Police Officer Del Pearson leaves Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on March 27, 2012, eight days after he was shot in the chest while chasing a suspect on the South Side. (Credit: CBS)

Wounded Officer Went Home With Dad’s Police Star

A Chicago Police officer nearly killed last week in a shooting has an extra reason for getting better and returning to the street.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

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Gang Member To Newspaper: Police Are Serious About Crackdown

A high-ranking member of a Northwest Side gang says a police crackdown has paralyzed the gang and sharply cut into its drug sales.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Called To Testify About Killing Of Unarmed Man By Officer

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is being ordered to answer questions in a lawsuit filed in connection with a fatal police-involved shooting.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Sees No Shootings, Homicides For 24 Hours Wednesday

Police say on Wednesday, no shootings or homicides were reported in Chicago for a period of 24 hours, for the first time in nearly a year.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

An attack on a teen in Bridgeport was recorded and posted briefly on YouTube. (YouTube)

7 Teens Charged In Brutal Attack Captured On YouTube

Seven teens – six boys and a girl – have been charged in connection with the brutal beating in the Bridgeport neighborhood this past weekend that went viral on YouTube.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

A street surveillance camera seen on top of a light pole along a Chicago street (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Police: Cameras Failed In Lockup Where 2 Committed Suicide

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is acknowledging there were “issues” with the cameras inside the Calumet District police lockup on the city’s Far South Side, where two inmates hanged themselves within four days.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Photo courtesy Steve Miller, WBBM)

McCarthy Open To Changes In Marijuana Policy, But Not Decriminalization

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says he has no problem with treating low-level drug cases differently, but he draws the line at decriminalizing marijuana.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy testifies before the Chicago City Council at a city budget hearing on Oct. 27, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Proud Of Officers’ Work At Occupy Chicago Protests

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says he is proud of the way his officers have handled the Occupy Chicago protests still underway in the city.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Police Headquarters

Chicago Police Stations May Be Closed To Save Cash

Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Monday that some Chicago Police District stations might be closed as part of his administration’s plans to trim the budget and increase the number of beat cops.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

McCarthy: No Plans To Hire More Cops Anytime Soon

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is not looking to hire more officers anytime soon, saying he needs to get more out of those already on the force.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel To Put 114 More Police Officers Back On The Street

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to announce plans to put 114 Chicago Police officers back on the street, redeploying them from specialized units and administrative posts.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011