Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that he has fired embattled Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy following an uproar over a video of a Black teen being shot 16 times by a police officer, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.
McCarthy was called into City Hall on Monday and when he left City Hall he still had a job. But overnight, the mayor called McCarthy to tell him he was out, the Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed first reported.
Headlines from the Laquan McDonald controversy, as well those following the gang execution of Tyshawn Lee, had become too much, according to sources.
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SOURCE: The Chicago Sun-Times | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
Watch Roland Martin, Jedidiah Brown of the Young Leaders Alliance in Chicago and Rev. Yehiel Curry from Shekinah Chapel and Community Renewal Society discuss Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy’s firing and if officials attempted to cover up the killing of Laquan McDonald in the video clip below.