This time he showed up.

It didn’t look promising at first. Once again, hundreds of people were gathered in a Chatham church to talk with police superintendent Garry McCarthy about fighting crime in their neighborhood. And once again, a half hour after the meeting was supposed to get under way, the police chief was nowhere to be seen.

“The last time, the superintendent was running a little late,” Roosevelt Vonil, president of the Greater Chatham Alliance, told the audience in a bit of an understatement. “But we’re used to the police running a little late, aren’t we?”