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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that he has fired embattled Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy following an uproar over a video of a Black teen being shot 16 times by a police officer, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

Via The Chicago Sun-Times:

McCarthy was called into City Hall on Monday and when he left City Hall he still had a job. But overnight, the mayor called McCarthy to tell him he was out, the Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed first reported.

Headlines from the Laquan McDonald controversy, as well those following the gang execution of Tyshawn Lee, had become too much, according to sources.

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SOURCE: The Chicago Sun-Times | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty


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