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Garry Mccarthy

CPD Faces Layoffs, Reassignments And Restructuring

Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

A combination of reassignments and the elimination of several command positions will “trim the fat on executive staff” at the Chicago Police Depar...

Police Arguing Amongst Themselves About Plan To Decriminalize Pot Possession

Chicago Reader | Posted by the Original IAC | Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made headlines again yesterday when she reiterated what she'd told us a few weeks ago: it's time for the ...

Will A Stricter Curfew Help Reduce Crime?

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council approved, without debate, a more strict citywide curfew for children 12 years of age or younger Thursday. Unsupervised min...

Cops Asked To Stop Making Low-Level Marijuana Arrests

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

When Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took office, she inherited a serious budget shortfall, and called on nearly all county departments t...

WATCH: Chicago's Top Cop Defends Spate Of Police-Involved Shootings

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

On Monday night, Chicago police officers shot and wounded two people--including a 13-year-old boy who reportedly had a BB gun. On Tuesday night, an of...

Two Chicago Police Officers Shot On West Side

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy held a press conference outside of Stroger Hospital early Tuesday, where two Chicago police officers were being tr...

Chicago's Top Cop: Police Will Be Prepped For NATO, G-8 Protests

Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

Battle lines between protesters and the police are already being drawn for the NATO and G-8 summits that Chicago will host next spring. On Thursday...

Is The State's Attorney's Office Dragging Its Feet On Cop-Killing Case?

Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

While a "very promising" lead has developed in the ongoing investigation into last year's killing of Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey, no charges...

Burke, Neely, Others Get Security Details Cut

Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks after police superintendent Garry McCarthy said that he couldn't touch Alderman Ed Burke's city-financed security detail, his office announ...

Do You Know Where Your Children Are? Aldermen Propose Earlier Curfew

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's youth might not be aware, but as of two years ago, they've been on curfew. No one under the age of 17 is legally allowed out of the house un...

WATCH: Chicago's Top Cop Calls Gun Laws 'Government-Sponsored Racism'

Posted 08.25.2011 | Chicago

Gun rights advocates and other right-wing groups responded harshly on Friday to some strong words on gun control by Chicago's new top cop. Garry Mc...

Joseph Erbentraut

Residents Question Neighborhood Safety After Boystown Stabbing

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Early Saturday morning, police were called to the 7-Eleven in the East Lakeview neighborhood, where a man had been stabbed multiple times during an al...

While Police Are Scrounging For Cops, Alderman Keeps His Security Detail

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

As the Chicago Police Department struggles to meet Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise of 1,000 new police on the beat, there's one group of cops they won't ...

After Rejecting Teacher Raises, CPS Set To Approve Executive Pay Hikes

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Though they voted last week to rescind four percent pay raises for teachers and union school workers, the Chicago Board of Education today is expected...

CTA Beefing Up Police, Camera Presence

Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

Perhaps as a response to the ongoing publicity surrounding attacks and robberies occurring on their trains and in their stations alike, including the ...

Emanuel Approves New Surveillance Cameras

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago is already home to at least 10,000 private security cameras which, combined, account for the most extensive and integrated camera netwo...

Emanuel Pledges More Beat Cops As Seven Die During Weekend Violence

Posted 08.13.2011 | Chicago

Standing before a crowd of several reporters and over a hundred community members, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and new police superintendent Garry McCa...

Top Cop Declares War On Gang After Shooting Of Two Young Girls

Posted 08.11.2011 | Chicago

An alleged member of the Maniac Latin Disciples gang was charged on Friday for the shooting of two young girls in a Northwest Side park, as the new he...

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy Grills Top Brass At CompStat Meeting

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Englewood District Cmdr. Anthony Carothers was feeling the heat Thursday. He stood at a podium in front of more than 100 supervisors and his new bo...

Police Chief, Congressman Speak Out On Flash Mob Violence

Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

After a weekend of violence in an upscale Chicago neighborhood, city leaders are speaking out about the growing discussion of crimes perpetrated by yo...

A Time for Change or More of the Same at the Chicago Police Department?

Locke Bowman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

Garry McCarthy's tenure as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department is likely to be marked by continuation of the same problems that have plagued the department for decades.

Frustrating Union, Emanuel Plans To Move 500 Cops To High-Crime Areas

Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

In a move that has drawn the ire of the police union, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced plans to move 500 Chicago police officers from specialized tact...

Feds Investigating 'Rampant Misconduct' At Department Led By Chicago's New Top Cop

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

As Chicago prepares to welcome its new police superintendent, Newark Police Department Director Garry McCarthy, federal authorities have launched an i...

Rahm To Announce Top Cop Pick

The Huffington Post/ AP | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's choice to be Chicago's next police superintendent says he will have "cops' backs" if they do their jobs well. ...

Newark Chief Would Go Through Chicago Police Academy If Chosen

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 06.29.2011 | Chicago

Garry McCarthy -- the director of the Newark, N.J., police department -- emerged as the odds-on favorite to become Chicago's next police superintenden...