In the wake of the release of police dash-cam video footage showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, we speak with community activists Malcolm London and Jedidiah Brown.
Mayor Names Task Force on Police Accountability
One day after the surprise firing of Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy, names of a possible successor are starting to emerge. How will the process work?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a press conference on Tuesday announced that he'd asked Garry McCarthy to step down as superintendent of police.
In advance of President Obama's visit to Chicago to address gun violence, a group of the nation's top law enforcement personnel send a message to Congress about gun control.
Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the Cubs victory over the Pirates, corruption charges against former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and other top stories of the week.
Chicago’s top cop is expected to be in the hot seat today as the City Council holds a hearing on the police department’s proposed 2016 budget. We'll hear from some aldermen about what they think of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy’s testimony at City Hall, what they want to see in the police department’s budget, and how crime has affected their wards.
During a testy news conference, the City Council's Black Caucus called for Mayor Emanuel to fire Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Paris Schutz has the story.
Could spiking crime numbers hurt Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election chances one week from the April 7 runoff? According to challenger Jesús "Chuy" García, the uptick in homicides mean that "Rahm has not prioritized public safety." On Wednesday, García said "the numbers look really grim" and that if he is elected mayor, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy would have to go. We have the details.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy shares crime stats, with a month to go until year's end. And as more protests regarding the police-involved shooting death of Michael Brown are scheduled in Chicago, McCarthy also discusses how events in Ferguson, Mo. have influenced his policing strategy.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his force "lost it" this weekend, and he’s trying to figure out why. Paris Schutz has the reaction from a deadly Fourth of July weekend.
After a violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about recently seized firearms and penalties for gun crimes. Brandis Friedman has the details. Read an article and watch the full news conference.
The CNN series Chicagoland debuts this week. We talk with series producer Yoav Attias and Pulitzer prize-winning Chicago journalist and co-writer, co-producer and series narrator, Mark Konkol, about the dichotomy of Chicago, and the picture it paints of the city on a national stage. Read an article about the Chicago premiere.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy joins us to discuss the increased use of the so-called Hug-A-Thug interventions, whether the severe weather has played a role in Chicago’s declining crime rate, and the impact that the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán may have on drugs and gangs in Chicago.
The murder rate in Chicago is down compared to last year, but some community members are concerned over police tactics used. We talk with Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy about the crime rate in Chicago, gun legislation and police initiatives for the coming year. Read an article.