Garry McCarthy on Emanuel’s mayoral race exit: “People will no longer be afraid to be supporting me behind the scenes”

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, left, speaks at a news conference accompanied by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. This week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of the video showing Chicago Police Department officer Jason Van Dyke, a white police officer, shooting Laquan McDonald, a black teen, 16 times in all, as he lay mortally wounded. The video turned McDonald into one of the most significant figures in the story of race and justice playing out in Chicago and across the country, though one whose lasting impact remains in doubt because of the city’s uneven response and the uncertain impact of Donald Trump’s election as president. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former CPD Superintendent and 2019 mayoral hopeful Garry McCarthy joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes following Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election in February after all.  They discuss how the bombshell might affect the field of challengers, his take on various city issues – in particular the relationship between the Mayor’s office and the Chicago Police Department, and more.

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