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Topic - Garry Mccarthy
FBI Director James Comey said during a visit to Chicago on Monday that his agency would consider doing more to help stem street-level violence in the nation's third largest city, though he stopped short of offering specifics.
Gang-related shootings are on the decline in Chicago so far this year, thanks to a targeted strategy to reduce violence, police officials said.
Police are knocking on the doors of known gang members in Chicago to warn them that their next address could be a state prison if they don't stop shooting their rivals - a new tactic that is yielding promising results, according to the department.
The city of Chicago spent more than $100 million on police overtime in 2013, including 107 officers who each collected more than $50,000 in overtime, according to a published report Friday.
Chicago Police have a new crime-fighting tool. It's called — walking the beat.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy implored the press Monday to stop characterizing the city as being strict on guns.
There are many theories about what has caused a recent spike in Chicago's homicide rate, including a splintering of established drug gangs, the warm winter and high unemployment in some neighborhoods that seem a world away from the city's beaches, lush parks and skyscrapers.
The sight of Chicago police raising billy clubs against demonstrators Sunday was the kind of image that has dogged the city's police force longer than most of those who clashed with protesters have been alive.
But Chicago Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy says the opposite is what's reducing crime: police have recovered 1,300 illegal guns during the first three months of 2014.
Superintendent Garry McCarthy told the Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1doR6k8 ) that there have been 188 "shooting incidents" in the city through March 14 this year and fewer than half - about 48 percent - were gang-related.