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Roderick T. Sawyer

Chicago aldermen demand firing of police superintendent

A group of Chicago aldermen are demanding that the city's police superintendent resign, pointing to the street violence plaguing the city. The aldermen, most of them African-American, contended Monday that Superintendent Garry McCarthy has had five years to reduce the violence and hasn't done so. Alderman Roderick Sawyer says residents are fed up with violence, drugs and other crimes on their streets and he says McCarthy hasn't kept the promises he's made. In a statement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he shares the aldermen's concerns, but "supports the work and commitment" of McCarthy. The demand by the aldermen comes after an especially violent September,...