PULLMAN — The city's top cop said he was "very satisfied" with the citywide response to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial over the weekend.
After George Zimmerman was found not guilty, Chicago protests produced "zero incidents" and no arrests, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday at his weekly news conference, held at the Calumet District station in Pullman. It did, however, make for a "very, very, very busy weekend," he said.
McCarthy said police and protesters worked to defuse volatile situations, while allowing the protesters their First Amendment rights. He said training for NATO protesters a year ago was critical.
McCarthy, however, declined to take a stand on the actual verdict.
"Justice has taken its course," he said. "The system churns out what it churns out. I'm not gonna attack it. I'm not gonna support it. It is what it is."