Chicago Police Chief Fired

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago’s police chief was ousted on Tuesday after days of protest over a white officer’s shooting of a black teenager 16 times and the department’s refusal to release a video of the killing for more than a year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced during a news conference that he had asked Garry McCarthy, police superintendent since May 2011, to resign. The mayor also said he was creating…

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Against Wishes Of New Mayor, Outgoing Mayor Reappoints Police Chief For Five Years

BRIDGEPORT, CT – In what some consider a final snub to Mayor-elect Joseph Ganim, outgoing mayor Bill Finch — with just days left in office — renewed Police Chief Joseph Gaudett’s contract for five years on Friday. “It’s outrageous, it’s appalling,” said Police Union President Sgt. Charles Paris. The union endorsed Ganim with the hope that Gaudett would be shown the exit. Ganim had urged Finch to refrain from…

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