Black Aldermen in Chicago say They Want City’s Police Chief Fired

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New calls have surfaced for the chief of police to step down after 4 people were killed and 24 were wounded in Chicago this past weekend.

Except for a fatal stabbing in Uptown, every other incident happened on the South Side or West Side in neighborhoods that are enduring a big spike in violence this year.

The chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus, Alderman Roderick Sawyer, told FOX 32 News that his group may call for firing Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

African-American aldermen plan to meet Wednesday afternoon. Sawyer told FOX 32 that a majority of his colleagues want a new top cop.

South Side Ald. Roderick Sawyer said a series of conversations with his City Council colleagues in the last two days showed that “there is great discontent with Supt. McCarthy.”

McCarthy’s job performance is an issue after an editorial in the latest edition of Crain’s Chicago Business declared the following:

“The Chicago Police Department needs a leader with a grasp of the causes of crime and clear strategies to address them. After four years on the job, it’s clear that Superintendent Garry McCarthy isn’t that man.”

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SOURCE: Mike Flannery
FOX 32 — MyFox Chicago

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