Five months after being hailed for his handling of the NATO summit, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy
was grilled Wednesday by aldermen demanding more police hirings, arguing for the redeployment of existing officers and questioning his vision for ending the bloodbath in Chicago’s streets. “When you get on TV and say in the month of July and August, shootings decreased or whatever you say, we don’t feel that. Not at all,” said Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th). But McCarthy insisted that his anti-gang strategies are taking hold and that Chicago has enough police officers to maintain that progress.