Chicago's top cop makes arrest


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 1:18 pm
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CHICAGO (AP) Chicago's police superintendent is apparently not content urging his officers to make more arrests.

Early Tuesday morning, Superintendent Garry McCarthy helped arrest a 23-year-old Chicago man on felony weapons charges.

McCarthy was on patrol with officers from the Austin District on the city's West Side when during a traffic stop of a vehicle he helped find a gun. Department spokeswoman Melissa Stratton says that a man in the car, identified as Montrez Armstead was arrested and charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Stratton says that McCarthy and other members of the department's command staff routinely go out on patrol.














 



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