This Chicago Criminal attorney has today's big news (the local news, not the international news).
Chicago has a new
sheriff, Chief of Police in town.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel introduced Newark, N.J., police director Garry McCarthy on Monday as Chicago’s new police superintendent.
“He knows how to run a large police force,” said Emanuel.
He pointed to McCarthy’s experience as a top police official with the New York Police Department, where “he spent countless nights tied to the radio,” and noted that in Newark, overall crime fell 12 percent during his tenure.
“The murder rate in this city is way too high,” McCarthy said. It’s more than twice what it is in New York City.
He said he plans to build on the Chicago Police Department’s “great tradition” and promised to run the department as a meritocracy, saying officers’ work will be more important than who they know.
Speaking of his experience in New York after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, McCarthy noted he was there at Ground Zero.
“I learned how to lead with a coolness and confidence,” said McCarthy.
Anyone else, think his job is to continue cleaning house?