A retired Chicago police captain, McMahon was a gang homicide detective from 1980 to 1996 and a CPD member until 2010. The Invisible Institute’s Citizens Police Data Project reports he had 21 allegations of misconduct over his career, more than 77 percent of officers in the department; two were sustained.

The Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed.

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Candidate questionnaire responses

  • Do you have experience as an activist or community organizer?
  • Do you have experience interacting with CPD?
  • Do you have experience working or interacting with government?
  • Should the city hire more police officers?
  • Is CPD adequately funded?
  • CPD reform:
  • Mental health crises:

What do you consider the primary role of a police district councilor to be?

Why are you running for Police District Council?