Illinois gov. 'very disappointed' in Rahm Emanuel
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) said Monday he is "very disappointed" in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over his handling of police-involved shootings and supported a bill allowing a recall of Chicago mayors.
Rauner said during a news conference unveiling a government consolidation plan that while Emanuel "inherited a mess," he has done little to change how Chicago operates, according to the Chicago Tribune
Rauner declined to discuss specifics of the Chicago Police Department, which is under federal investigation for its use of force, but dished up a criticism of Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.
"I am very disappointed in the mayor and the state's attorney of Cook County, very disappointed," Rauner said, according to the Tribune. "I am not going to say more than that right now."
The governor also said that if it reached his desk, he would sign legislation allowing Chicago residents to recall their mayor, though he has been advised that it wouldn't apply to current elected officials.
Emanuel has been under fire for weeks over how his city has handled several police-involved shootings, including the October 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager gunned down by a white police officer.
The Associated Press reported last week that emails showed coordination in Chicago among Emanuel's aides and police in response to the shooting, dash-cam video of which was released in November.