08/03/2012

Chicago's top cop hails decline in murder rate

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said his strategies are beginning to drive down shootings and slayings

 

By Frain Main and Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Chicago's murder total for July was the third-lowest since 1987 — a major turnabout from the first three months of the year when homicides skyrocketed, police officials said Wednesday.

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