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Garry McCarthy

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  • Chicago homicides continue drop, but grim trend in shootings

    Chicago homicides continue drop, but grim trend in shootings
    With the Chicago Police Department focused on combating gang violence, stemming the flow of illegal firearms and dismantling drug-trafficking operations, the number of killings in the city continued its downward trend in 2014, and the year is on pace to...
  • City Hall cites flawed statistics on red light cameras

    City Hall cites flawed statistics on red light cameras
    After examining the Tribune's study of crash rates at red light camera intersections, the Emanuel administration has conceded that there was a key flaw in its own claim in October that right-angle crashes at such intersections were down 47 percent. In...
  • Anti-Semitic graffiti found on synagogue, homes. 'It's frightening'

    Anti-Semitic graffiti found on synagogue, homes. 'It's frightening'
    West Rogers Park residents say they were shocked to find anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on a neighborhood synagogue and several homes in the Far North Side neighborhood over the weekend. "It's frightening," said Rabbi Yehoshua Hi Eichenstein, who heads...
  • Chicago police stop black motorists more, ACLU finds

    Chicago police stop black motorists more, ACLU finds
    The Rev. Ira Acree says he was stopped at a red light on the West Side on a warm night this past summer when a Chicago police officer in a squad car suddenly cursed and shouted at him to pull over. The officer accused him of texting on his cell phone...
  • Body cameras on cops a good idea in theory, but ...

     Body cameras on cops a good idea in theory, but ...
    The tragic shooting deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers have sparked a wave of protests—including die-ins—across the country, calling for protections against police abuse. Here in Chicago, traffic along Lake Shore...
  • Police: Nordstrom killer attacked victim's friend days earlier

    Police: Nordstrom killer attacked victim's friend days earlier
    The man who police say gunned down his former girlfriend in Nordstrom and then killed himself had physically attacked a man he saw with the woman just six days earlier, fracturing a bone around his right eye, according to a law enforcement source....
  • Chicago police to begin testing body cameras on officers in 60 days

    Chicago police to begin testing body cameras on officers in 60 days
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that the department would begin testing body cameras on officers within about 60 days as part of a pilot project. McCarthy offered few specifics at a news conference called to highlight crime...
  • Protection order denied for Nordstrom shooting victim 7 months ago

    Protection order denied for Nordstrom shooting victim 7 months ago
    Seven months before police say he gunned down his ex-girlfriend at a Nordstrom store off North Michigan Avenue, Marcus Dee was accused of cracking her ribs, punching her in the jaw and putting a gun in her mouth. The accusations came in a request for...
  • Is this Chicago police commander a reckless cowboy?

     Is this Chicago police commander a reckless cowboy?
    Glenn Evans is straining the presumption of innocence that he and all the people he arrests enjoy. At a time when Chicago is asking overworked police officers to quell relentless street violence, Evans stands accused of going too far — of recklessly...
  • In Chicago, police shootings rarely protested

     In Chicago, police shootings rarely protested
    If anything was unusual about the shootings of two people by Chicago police last weekend, it was that one of the incidents sparked a protest. A sudden rainstorm scattered the 80 or so people who gathered Monday on the West Side to protest the fatal...
  • Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train

    Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train
    A South Shore man has been charged in connection with a Thursday shooting of a CTA train that Chicago's top cop dubbed "bizarre." Lorenzo Jones, 25, is facing several felonies after police said he fired an assault rifle several times at a CTA Blue...