CHICAGO (CBS) — Police aren’t the problem. Criminals are. That’s the message former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy delivered at The City Club Monday.
McCarthy says police do make mistakes, but the focus on police wrongdoing is hampering their ability to fight crime, CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
When two Chicago police officers fired at a stolen car driven by unarmed teen Paul O’Neil, McCarthy says the cops violated a policy he put in place.
But he also says, “I’ve got an idea, don’t steal a car, don’t take police on a high speed chase, and don’t crash your vehicle into a police car at 50 mph and then be upset about the results.”