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  • Garry McCarthy assures aldermen that he wants a true community policing policy, but it won’t involve hiring more cops

Before he began his City Council budget testimony on Wednesday, police superintendent Garry McCarthy introduced a number of top department officials who were also on hand, from first deputy superintendent Al Wysinger to department spokeswoman Melissa Stratton. But then he drew a blank.

“To her right is, uh, Ron, um . . .”

An aide leaned over to help him out: “Holt.”

“Holt!” said McCarthy. “From the CAPS office.”