Mayor Rahm Emanuel admitted that, at first, "we didn't really have a comprehensive anti-gang strategy."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel stressed "quality of life" issues instead at a Police Department media event.
Rahm and McCarthy touted the study's findings to renew calls for after-school programs and gun control.
"These officers are right here, right now," said police Supt. Garry McCarthy to justify overtime.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy also said murders were down 20 percent this year.
The St. Sabina pastor timed the rally for the season that typically sees the most murders in the city.
CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy added that focusing on "hot-people policing" has worked in Englewood, Lawndale.
Alfred Wilson died Tuesday, three years after he was allgedly shot by a neighbor in a drunken argument.
An alleged victim of Jon Burge fears he'll never see justice if his case is left to the state's attorney.
Protesters asked state officials to preserve ban on concealed weapons, fight for it at Supreme Court.
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