Chicago's top cop makes arrest

January 2, 2013

The Associated Press

Chicago's police superintendent is apparently not content urging his officers to make more arrests.

Early Tuesday morning, Superintendent Garry McCarthy helped arrest a 23-year-old Chicago man on felony weapons charges.

McCarthy was on patrol with officers from the Austin District on the city's West Side when during a traffic stop of a vehicle he helped find a gun. Department spokeswoman Melissa Stratton says that a man in the car, identified as Montrez Armstead was arrested and charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Stratton says that McCarthy and other members of the department's command staff routinely go out on patrol.