By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — The great uncle of Laquan McDonald is defending his decision to throw political support to former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The Chicago pastor says he has forgiven the former mayor.

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“I felt like I had a moral responsibility to forgive him,” said Pastor Marvin Hunter. “Now I just don’t feel that way. They don’t feel that way I believe because number one, most people don’t want justice. They’re not looking for justice, most people are looking for revenge.”

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Pastor Hunter recently wrote a letter to leaders in Washington supporting Emanuel’s appointment as the ambassador to Japan.

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Emanuel was accused of a cover-up following the police killing of Laquan McDonald in 2014.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff