Supt. Garry McCarthy

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Vows Police Budget Cuts Won’t Hurt Safety

Mayor Emanuel is promising that cuts to the police budget will not jeopardize public safety.


Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy To Reorganize Police Department For $1M Savings

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is eliminating several command positions, for what is expected to be a savings of $1 million.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy: Police Ready To Enforce New Curfew Law

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is more than ready to enforce the city’s expanded curfew law, despite a manpower shortage.

WBBM Newsradio–07/29/2011

Police Shooting

2 Wounded In Police Shootings, Including 13-Year-Old Boy

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.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Jody Weis

Police Vacation Day Policy Changed In Light Of Weis’ Big Payout

After a controversial payout to former police Supt. Jody Weis, the new superintendent is making some major policy changes.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Police At Taste

Police Out In Force To Prevent Crime At Taste Of Chicago

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.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

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

Police Security Details Make For Sticky Situation In Redeployment Effort

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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011

Chicago police officer standing on a corner (Credit: CBS)

150 More Police Officers Move From Desk To Streets

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.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

Chicago police officer standing on a corner (Credit: CBS)

Police Out In Force To Prevent More Mob Attacks

New Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says officers are going to “clamp down very hard” against the perpetrators of mob violence near downtown.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

Mob Attacks Leave McCarthy With Heater Case

The City Council has approved Garry McCarthy as the new police superintendent, and he already has a heater case on his desk.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Police chased off swimmers at North Avenue Beach on Monday after four people were treated for heat exhaustion. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy: Gang Activity Didn’t Close Beach

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.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011