CHICAGO — Cook County Board Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia says Mayor Emanuel is also to blame for the Laquan McDonald controversy.
“The mayor has been involved in an effort to conceal information regarding this incident, this tragedy, miscarriage of justice,” Garcia said in an interview on CNN. “It was obvious that the video would have had profound impact had it been released when it occurred. and the mayor has taken great steps to ensure that it’s concealed.”
Garcia went on to say that the city’s quick settlement with Laquan McDonald’s family is another indication that Emanuel was trying to hide something.
Garcia also says releasing the video would have had a significant impact on the runoff election between himself and the mayor.