Chicago Police Chief Fired in Fallout From Shooting Video

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  • Mayor Emanuel says `fresh eyes' needed to lead department
  • Community leaders, editorial boards had called for dismissal

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy hold a news conference at Chicago Police Headquarters in Chicago on Nov. 24, 2015.

Photographer: Nuccio DiNuzzo/TNS via Getty Images

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dismissed Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, attempting to limit political damage a week after the city released a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.

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