Tuesday, December 1, 2015
POLITICS: MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL FIRES POLICE CHIEF GARRY McCARTHY
Facing growing anger over his administration's handling of the release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Tuesday. McCarthy's firing comes one week after Emanuel's administration was forced by court order to release a year-old video that showed suspended officer Jason Van Dyke pump 16 shots into Laquan McDonald, 17, on a Chicago street. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder last Tuesday, the same day the video was released. The firing of McCarthy marks an about-face by Emanuel, who said in recent days he was standing by McCarthy.