No Resignation for Mayor Rahm Emanuel
The day after he relieved Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy of his duties, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced tough questions over his administration’s lengthy delay in releasing a video of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
“We have a process; it’s called the election,” Mr. Emanuel said during an interview with reporters from Politico at the Willis Tower. “The voters spoke. I’ll be held accountable and responsible for my actions and decisions I make, and that’s how I approach it.”
Last week, a judge ordered the city to release video of officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times in Oct. 2014. Thirteen months after the shooting, Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder. The charges were announced just hours before the city released the video.
Mass protests have been held in response to the video, and protesters have called for Mayor Emanuel to resign.
The mayor has shown no signs of stepping down from his position as head of the city. Illinois State’s Attorney General Lisa Madigan and others have called on the Justice Department to conduct a separate, broader investigation into the CPD’s general practices.
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