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Emails Show Chicago Mayor’s Office, Police and Investigators Coordinated After Shooting

In Chicago, protesters continue to call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign over his handling of the fatal police shooting of a black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

On New Year’s Eve, the city released thousands of pages of emails, in response to an open records request from the Associated Press and other media outlets. The documents show, among other things, that the mayor’s office, the police department and the independent body that investigates police shootings coordinated their response in the months following the shooting.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Michael Tarm, federal and legal affairs reporter for the AP in Chicago, about what the emails show about what the mayor’s office knew, and when.

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