Chicago's Top Cop Makes Arrest

Supt. Garry McCarthy helped arrest a 23-year-old Chicago man early Tuesday

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013  |  Updated 7:06 AM CDT
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Chicago's Top Cop Makes Arrest

Supt. Garry McCarthy

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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.

"This recovery was just one of the 89 guns recovered on New Year's Eve, which is a testament to the great work the men and women of the Chicago Police Department do each and every day to ensure the public safety of residents throughout the city," McCarthy said in a statement. "Each of these recoveries underscores our efforts to remove illegal firearms from the streets so that Chicago is a safe place to live, work and play."

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