Garry Jumps on the Train
Now McCompStat is ripping the statistical methodology:
- Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is offering additional criticism about the federal report released last week that slams the Chicago Police Department for pervasive civil-rights violations.
Where to begin?
“It speaks in broad-brush terms. It really lacks specificity,” McCarthy tells CBS 2...
If crime did decrease under McCarthy, was it at the expense of the civil rights of minorities, as the feds say?
McCarthy says the data he saw as superintendent doesn’t back up the DOJ’s claims that minorities were disproportionately targeted by Chicago police.
“It shows very clearly that our stops comport almost exactly with where, when and who civilian victims of crime were reporting,” he says.
McCarthy adds: “Just to put it in perspective, us stopping 32 percent white folks in Englewood, which is 97 percent African-American and our most violent community, is not going to reduce crime there.”
- As for suggestions of police cover-ups in high-profile cases like the Laquan McDonald shooting, which spurred the DOJ investigation, McCarthy pointed toward the city’s corporation counsel.
“It was the corporation counsel of the city of Chicago who a made a deal with the attorneys for the family of Laquan McDonald. Gave them $5 million without filing a lawsuit as long as they don’t release the video,” he says.
Labels: city politics