Mayoral Candidate Garry McCarthy Opposes $95 Million Police Academy PlanTuesday night, the protesters were joined by a surprising ally – former Police Superintendent and Mayoral Candidate Garry McCarthy.
Police Board Launches Search For New Chicago Police Superintendent
Burke: "No Institutional Problem" At Chicago Police DepartmentA powerful alderman has defended the Chicago Police Department and ousted Supt. Garry McCarthy, as controversy over fatal police shootings continues to swirl around City Hall.
Activists Deliver Petitions To Anita Alvarez's Office, Demanding Her ResignationProtesters angry over the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald are not giving up their fight to convince Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to resign for her handling of the case, organizing a sit-in at her Loop office on Thursday.
Emanuel Cancels Paris TripDuring an interview with Politico on Wednesday, the mayor said he will not go to Paris so he can remain "front and center" in Chicago amid continuing public unrest in the wake of the scandal over the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Protesters Dance Outside Police HQ After Firing Of Supt. Garry McCarthyAbout 100 protesters celebrated the dismissal of Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday night by dancing outside the doors to Chicago Public Safety Headquarters in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Mother Of Ronald Johnson, Killed By Police In 2014, Wants Dashcam Video ReleasedThe family of a young black man shot and killed by Chicago police in October 2014 has repeated their demand that the city release dashboard camera video of the shooting, a week after authorities released video of the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Emanuel Fires McCarthy As Chicago Police SuperintendentMayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is out as the city's top cop, as the mayor seeks to rebuild public trust in the Police Department.
Mayor Announces Police Accountability Task Force Amid Growing Pressure Over McDonald ShootingFacing a steady stream of demands to fire Police Supt. Garry McCarthy after a white police officer was charged with murder for fatally shooting a black teenager, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to announce the formation of a “police accountability” task force.
More Calls For Alvarez, McCarthy To Resign Over Laquan McDonald CasePressure continued to mount Monday for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy to step down over their handling of the Laquan McDonald case.
McCarthy "Astounded" By Officers' Handling Of Protests; Not Resigning Over Laquan McDonald CasePolice Supt. Garry McCarthy praised Chicago's police force Friday for showing “remarkable” professionalism during several days of protests in the wake of the release of a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teen, and that officer being charged with murder.
Activists March On Magnificent Mile To Protest Laquan McDonald ShootingActivists shut down part of Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, and planned to march to Water Tower Place, to protest the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Black Aldermen Again Call For Ouster Of Police Supt. Garry McCarthyA day after the Emanuel administration released video of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, the City Council Black Caucus renewed its demand that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy resign or be fired.
Counterterrorism Experts Gather At McCormick Place To Discuss StrategyMayor Rahm Emanuel will kick off the 21st annual Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop at McCormick Place. The conference was planned months ago, but in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks, the discussions will be especially timely and important.
President To Address Gun Violence At Police Chiefs' ConventionPresident Barack Obama was traveling to Chicago on Tuesday to push for tougher national gun laws.