McCarthy Slams Emanuel’s ‘Arrogance,’ Hits Mayor’s ‘Record Of Failure’

A day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to tie former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy to President Donald Trump, McCarthy tried to turn the tables, calling Emanuel and Trump “the two most polarizing figures in American politics today.” McCarthy accused the mayor of trying to distract voters, rather than talk about the issues that are most important to Chicago. “His…

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The silver lining to a mayoral bid by McCarthy

The sheriff is back in town. Well, actually, he never left, but former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy may be emerging from City Hall exile and gunning for the fifth floor. Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired McCarthy in December 2015 at the apex of the Laquan McDonald police shooting debacle. His top cop had become a “distraction,” Emanuel said. On Wednesday,…

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Commentary: Garry McCarthy’s retort to the Justice report on Chicago police

The recent U.S. Department of Justice report that criticizes policing here focused on the Chicago Police Department during the tenure of Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired McCarthy during a public uproar as the Laquan McDonald case unfolded. Justice says McCarthy wasn't available to be interviewed; McCarthy says Justice didn't contact him. But he reacted to what he sees…

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Former top cop Garry McCarthy considering mayoral run in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have fired Garry McCarthy, but the former police superintendent will not go quietly, as he considers running for mayor against his ex-boss Rahm Emanuel. It's been a little more than two years since McCarthy was fired in the aftermath of the Laquan McDonald video release and subsequent firestorm. The former top cop says he's…

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NYPD Commissioner Calls Fired Chicago Police Superintendent a ‘Good Friend’

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton called the controversial Chicago police superintendent who was fired yesterday a “very good friend,” adding that the Windy City’s top cop is often hired “just to be fired.” “The Chicago pundits opined yesterday that Chicago police superintendents are hired to be fired. That situation seems to me to be a consistent issue in Chicago,” Mr. Bratton…

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