Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Fires Police Chief

Update: 12:15 PM EST

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the superintendent of police Garry McCarthy today after his controversial handling of the fallout from the shooting death of 17 year old Laquan McDonald.

McDonald was shot numerous times by a Chicago police officer named Jason Van Dyke.

It took a year for Van Dyke to be indicted for the murder of McDonald.

Emanuel is speaking at a press conference now.

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