Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy Fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel One Week After Laquan McDonald Shooting Video Released

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to resign after a police officer was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday, according to sources.

The Laquan McDonald controversy, which involved the delayed disclosure of dashcam video of a fatal police-involved shooting, and the gang execution of Tyshawn Lee are indicated as likely reasons for McCarthy’s dismissal.

In 2012, following relatively peaceful clashes with police and protesters during the NATO Summit, Cook County commissioners compared police Supt. Garry McCarthy to John Wayne and George Washington for the image of him standing by his troops during clashes with protesters.

The commissioners passed a resolution honoring all officers who worked the weekend when protesters marched in the city during the NATO summit.

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Supt. Garry McCarthy “stands with the troops” — fellow police officers working on South Michigan Avenue to stop the end of the protest march north of McCormick Place.





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