Former Head Of CPD Says Today’s Political Climate Empowers Criminals

Former Head Of CPD Says Today’s Political Climate Empowers Criminals

Former Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement. McCarthy says police officers have a bad reputation in the African-American community — and even says they deserve it. But he says today’s political climate is empowering criminals. McCarthy gave a speech downtown Monday on policing in the U.S and why Chicago’s murder numbers have gone up.

WBEZ’s Chip Mitchell reports.