4 possible replacements for Garry McCarthy named

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CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a Chicago officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.

Names have been floating around as potential replacements for McCarthy.

John Escalante has been named interim police superintendent and could possibly be a permanent replacement.

Other names being mentioned include: Deputy Police Chief Eric Washington, Deputy Police Chief Eugene Williams, who is the head of the department`s Bureau of Support Services, and top McCarthy deputy Al Wysinger.

The police board is beginning a nationwide search for a new superintendent and will present their recommendations to the mayor.

 

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