Chicago Chief Fired in Wake of McDonald Shooting Protests

Emanuel said he and McCarthy began discussing the future of the police department on Sunday. "This morning, I formally asked for his resignation," Emanuel said at a City Hall news conference where he appointed a task force to look at police accountability.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced he has dismissed Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, citing a lack of public trust in the police leadership in the wake of the high-profile shooting that eventually led to a white officer being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a black teen shot 16 times in a Southwest Side street last year.

Emanuel said he and McCarthy began discussing the future of the police department on Sunday. "This morning, I formally asked for his resignation," Emanuel said at a City Hall news conference where he appointed a task force to look at police accountability.

The mayor said it's an "undeniable fact" that public trust has eroded in the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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