Supt. McCarthy Addresses Police District Consolidation Concerns

By Patty Wetli | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy addresses concerned citizens regarding the likely closure of the 19th District station. Credit: Sarah Tilotta

With Mayor Emanuel’s budget all but guaranteed city council approval, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy had no need to sell residents on his proposal to consolidate several police districts, including the 19th and 23rd. Despite petitions and complaints, the closings and mergers were in effect a done deal. Instead, his appearance at a community forum Tuesday night in the Lake View High School auditorum, 4015 N. Ashland Ave., on the eve of the city budget vote, was aimed more at dispelling rumors and misconceptions.

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