Chicago Police Chief Defends Decision to Not Send Cops to Some 911 Calls

Only sending officers immediately if a suspect is still on scene or the caller is in danger


Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said incidents in two neighborhoods on the same night this week showed police have the right strategy in reducing the number of 911 calls that officers respond to in person.

CBS 2's Jim Williams reports, starting this week, they're no longer coming right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim isn't in immediate danger.