Laquan McDonald

Sharon Fairley, newly-appointed leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, speaks during a news conference in front of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Responding to mistrust, feds investigate Chicago police

CHICAGO — Responding to deepening mistrust of one of the nation's largest…


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference Tuesday where he announced the firing Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and discussed the creation of a newly created task force on police accountability. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP)

Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from…


In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald falls to the ground after being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Chicago police officer charged with murder in teen’s death; video released

CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager…