Fioretti Vows To Hire New Cops If He Defeats EmanuelAld. Bob Fioretti (2nd), who is challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next month’s election, said Chicago residents are fed up with crime in all parts of the city, and he held Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy responsible.
Aldermen Furious At McCarthy's Lack Of Data On Police StaffingAt City Council budget hearings on Thursday, some aldermen were angered that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy could not immediately tell them exactly how many officers are currently on the force.
McCarthy: Murders In Chicago At Lowest Level In Nearly 50 YearsAcknowledging "there's a lot more work to be done," Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the number of murders so far this year in Chicago is at the lowest level since 1965.
CPD Commander Accused Of Shoving Gun In Suspect's Mouth And Taser Against His GroinA Chicago police commander accused of sticking the barrel of his service weapon in a suspect’s throat, pressing a stun gun against the man's groin last year, and threatening to kill him was released without having to post bail Thursday.
West Side Commander Charged With Aggravated Battery, Stripped Of Police Powers A Chicago Police commander on the city's West Side has been stripped of his police powers.
Government Officials, Community Leaders Promise Coordination To Combat ViolenceMayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy met with federal law enforcement officials and local community organizations and religious leaders on Monday to discuss joint efforts to reduce gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of a weekend when at least 43 people were shot, four of them fatally.
'Frustrated' McCarthy: 'We Had People Who Died Over The Weekend'Police Supt. Garry McCarthy became a bit testy Monday during his weekly news conference on gun confiscations, when reporters peppered him with questions about something completely different.
Police: Despite Rise In Shootings, Murders At 51-Year LowThrough the end of June, 172 people were slain in Chicago, nine fewer than at this time last year, and the lowest number of murders for the first half of a year since 1963.
McCarthy: Heart Attack Was 'A Wakeup Call'Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said he's still taking it easy after his heart attack last month, but there's no way he can completely get away from his job as the city's top cop.
Recovering McCarthy Says "I'm Doing Very Well. I Feel Great"Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Wednesday made his first public appearance since undergoing an emergency heart procedure last week, joking with a class of new police recruits that "Word of my demise was greatly exaggerated."
McCarthy Hospitalized For Blocked Arteries"The procedure went well and he will remain in the hospital for several more days while he recuperates," Police spokesman Adam Collins said in an email.
Cops To Treat 'Wilding' Teens 'Like NATO Protesters' To Avoid TroublePolice are preparing use a tactic first developed to handle roaming protests during the NATO Summit two years ago to deal with a growing number of groups of teenagers attempting to wreak havoc on downtown streets and along the lakefront as summer sets in.
Murders Up, But Shootings Down Through AprilFor the first four months of 2014, there were two more murders than the first four months of 2013, but four fewer shooting victims than the start of last year. Compared to the first four months of 2012, police said there were 59 fewer murders, and 210 fewer shooting victims.
More Cops Will Patrol Parks, Transit System To Curb Summer ViolenceThe partnership between police, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Park District is part of what the city is calling the Summer Surge initiative.
Police Bike Patrols Added In High-Crime "Impact Zones"A year after saturating 20 targeted high-crime areas of the city with extra cops on foot patrols, the Police Department has given scores of those officers bicycles for their patrols.