CHICAGO -- After months of requests, Mayor Emanuel's administration finally released emails from former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy's account.
It was a six month legal battle with the city and the Tribune and the emails were only released after a judge ordered the city to do so.
McCarthy was fired by Emanuel in the wake of the Laquan McDonald video release and the firestorm of controversy that followed.
The mayor asked for McCarthy's resignation when he was relieved of his duties officially December 1st but only after he refused to resign.
Today, one day after a judge ruled the city must release his emails, we’re getting a look at those emails.
A December 17th email to McCarthy from mayoral aide Eileen Mitchell reads...."as we discussed, attached please find a copy of the termination letter that was mailed to your home today. Please let me know if you have any questions."
Many of them are positive and show support to him during that time.
One from his eventual replacement Eddie Johnson reads: "You have done some really great things for the advancement of the agency. I wish you nothing but the best and hopefully we can hoist a glass. Good luck and Good health,"
Another from officer Jason Cowin reads, "You are a policeman's boss, we all know what that means. You deserve better than today's climate...”.
But while releasing the emails, city hall and the department fought it all the way up until the judge's mandate.
Some while released still provide no information and some contain McCarthy’s sarcasm.
His last day as an employee of the city was December 31st and he sent and received some 1500 emails on his police department account until then.