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Chicago’s 12,000-member police force, one of the biggest in the country and one of the most prone to use lethal force, needs a cultural change that will take time, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Wednesday in a live-streamed interview with Politico. Emanuel fired the city’s police chief on Tuesday and has launched a search for a replacement, in the wake of protests over the police killing of a black teenager that was caught on video. A police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting, which occurred in October 2014, and is out on bail.
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By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the creation of a police accountability task force following days of unrest over the alleged murder of a black teenager by a white policeman. The announcement came a week after the officer, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. “The shooting of Laquan McDonald requires more than just words,” Emanuel said in a statement.