Tag: Garry McCarthy

Chicago's Former Police Chief Blames BLM for Surge in Violence

Chicago saw its deadliest year in two decades in 2016, closing the year with 762 homicides surpassing the number in New York and Los Angeles combined and over 4,000 shooting victims. Meanwhile, according to an analysis from the Chicago Sun-Times, the number of arrests went down by 28 percent from…

Chicago Mayor Names New Police Chief, Ignoring Police Board

By Frank Kineavy Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday formally appointed Eddie Johnson, a Black, 27-year veteran of the force, to be the city’s interim police superintendent. Johnson’s appointment follows a tumultuous few months that saw the firing of former police superintendent Garry McCarthy in December amid growing calls for…

Chicago Police Chief Fired in Face of Mounting Pressure

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was fired Tuesday amid growing calls for his ouster after a video released last week after more than a year showed the brutal killing of a Black teen by one of his officers. The video, which the city of Chicago resisted releasing for more than…