The First 100: Police and public safety under Mayor Emanuel

July 21, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Mayor Emanuel is pushing for more beat cops on the street.

As the temperatures rise, so does crime--it's a somewhat predictable summer story. Mayor Emanuel responded by putting more cops on the streets; the move is supported by Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy but it may not be the answer for all Chicagoans. As part of The First 100 series, Eight Forty-Eight was joined by Ald. Willie Cochran of the 20th ward and vice chair of the Chicago City Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Professor Harold Pollack, co-director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab, to take a look at the new administration’s public safety and policing policies.

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