Supt. Garry McCarthy
Mayor Emanuel is promising that cuts to the police budget will not jeopardize public safety.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is eliminating several command positions, for what is expected to be a savings of $1 million.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is more than ready to enforce the city’s expanded curfew law, despite a manpower shortage.
Police shot and wounded two people on the city’s West Side overnight, including a 13-year-old boy who refused to drop a BB gun, police said.
After a controversial payout to former police Supt. Jody Weis, the new superintendent is making some major policy changes.
It’s been a violent start to the summer, with a string of mob attacks close to downtown leaving people wondering about safety at the Taste of Chicago starting today.
The search continues for able-bodied Chicago police officers to redeploy from desk jobs and other special duty to beat patrols, but some officers may prove to be more difficult to redeploy than others.
Expect to see more police officers on the streets in several neighborhoods across the city, as 150 officers leave their desk jobs and move to the streets.
New Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says officers are going to “clamp down very hard” against the perpetrators of mob violence near downtown.
The City Council has approved Garry McCarthy as the new police superintendent, and he already has a heater case on his desk.
Reporters wanted to know today whether it was really flash mob gang activity – not cases of heat exhaustion – that closed North Avenue Beach earlier this week.