Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is lucky he was re-elected Mayor earlier this year before a controversy broke surrounding the cover-up of a police shooting.
Emanuel, the former right hand man to President Obama, fired his police chief today as protests have the “Windy City” on edge and looking for answers over why Chicago’s top leaders wanted to keep the public from knowing the truth about a controversial 2014 shooting…
According to The New York Times:
“Mayor Rahm Emanuel ousted Chicago’s police superintendent on Tuesday, responding to an uproar over a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times and anger at the Police Department for resisting, for more than a year, release of a video of the fatal shooting.
“He has become an issue, rather than dealing with the issue, and a distraction,” Mr. Emanuel said of Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy. He said he had asked for, and received, Mr. McCarthy’s resignation.
The mayor hired Mr. McCarthy, 56, in 2011 to take over law enforcement in a city plagued by persistent violent crime, and homicides declined during his tenure. But Chicago still has a serious problem with gang violence, in particular, including the Nov. 2 killing of Tyshawn Lee, 9, who police say was targeted by gang members.
An autopsy drawing of Laquan McDonald, 17, who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in October 2014. According to a report from the Cook County medical examiner’s office, he was shot 16 times…
Critics of the police have suggested a cover-up, noting missing surveillance video from a Burger King near the shooting scene that might have shed light on what happened the night Mr. McDonald was killed. The Justice Department is investigating.”