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Chicago fires top cop after black teen's fatal shooting

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, pictured in May 2012, has been fired, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said December 1 2015 as tensions run high after the release of a graphic video showing a Chicago cop shooting a black teenager 16 timesChicago’s mayor fired the city police chief Tuesday after a graphic video of a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager sparked a week of protests. Tensions flared after officials released a dashcam video showing police officer Jason Van Dyke — who has been charged with murder — shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times as the teenager walked away in October 2014. The video footage — among a string of police shootings of black boys or men in the United States — triggered protests in Chicago and fueled a national debate about racism and the use of deadly force by officers.

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