Garry McCarthy

officer involved

After Cop Fatally Shoots a Black Woman, San Francisco's Police Chief Resigns

Greg Suhr resigned under pressure from the city's mayor and ongoing protests over fatal shootings and racist texts within his department.
Reuters and VICE News
5.20.16
officer involved

Chicago Police Commander Goes to Trial for Shoving Gun Down Man's Throat

Commander Glenn Evans also allegedly held a Taser to Rickey Williams's groin and threatened to kill the suspect during the 2013 incident.
Reuters and VICE News
12.8.15
officer involved

US Attorney General Announces Justice Department Probe Into Chicago Police

The investigation into the department's "patterns and practices" will focus on the use of excessive and deadly force, racial bias, and systems of accountability to determine whether its officers systematically violate constitutional rights.
Reuters and VICE News
12.7.15
Chicago

Firing Chicago’s Top Cop Might Not Be Enough to Save Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Job

The mayor dismissed police superintendent Garry McCarthy on Tuesday, but activists are now calling for Emanuel to step down in the wake of the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Micah Uetricht
12.2.15
americas

Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy Fired in Wake of Laquan McDonald Video

A week after Chicago released footage of a white officer gunning down a black teenager in the street last October, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has bowed to public pressure and asked his police superintendent to resign.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
12.1.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Chicago's Top Cop Just Got Fired

Garry McCarthy was fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel days after a video of a Chicago officer shooting a teenager 16 times was released to the public.
VICE Staff
12.1.15
americas

Obama Just Made the Case for America to Overhaul Its Gun Laws

The president weighed in on the issue of gun control in an address to the country’s top law enforcement officers in his adopted hometown of Chicago.
Reuters and VICE News
10.27.15
crime & drugs

Chicago's Top Cop Calls Justice System 'Broken' After Bloody Fourth of July Weekend

Multiple shootings in Chicago over the holiday weekend left 53 people injured and nine dead, including a 7-year-old boy who was watching fireworks.
Colleen Curry
7.10.15
crime & drugs

How Some Police Chiefs Are Like LeBron James — And Why That’s Bad for Cities

Top cops like New York’s Bill Bratton command hefty salaries when they move to new cities, but many communities are now clamoring for more control of their police departments.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
7.9.15
Opinion and Analysis

Guns, Money, Death, and the Dude — Welcome to Chiraq

The ongoing gun violence in Chicago is enraging and sad for a group of men standing on a South Side street corner. But it also has its own kind of inevitable logic.
Charlie LeDuff
6.24.15
Opinion and Analysis

Rahm Emanuel's Gun-of-the-Month Club Is Not Going to Help Chicago

New gun-control legislation from Chicago's mayor is attempting to address a crisis — the fact that he could lose the next election.
Gary Owen
6.6.14