Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy held a news conference Monday where his department, "put on display several of the firearms seized during the first two weeks of 2013,” according to a police news release.
But that wasn't the case.
A police spokeswoman said McCarthy had hoped to display 25 weapons from among the more than 300 seized since Jan. 1, but in fact the ones shown were from last year. Some dated from last summer, according to inventory tags on the weapons.
Reporters attending the news conference at the Gresham Police District station, 7808 S Halsted St., noticed the inventory tags, and McCarthy was asked about them. He said the guns weren't the actual ones seized in 2013, but were “representative” of them.
From CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Later in the news conference, the city was also accused of using fake Blue Light Camera video footage of an alleged shooting offender from an incident that occurred in 2012. A Police Spokeswoman said that because the Blue Light Camera was not working, the footage released was not the actual shooting offender, but was a "representative" of him.