In a Sunday morning interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Hillary Clinton would not call for Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign based on information he may have known about a shooting incident.
Todd asked Clinton if she felt that Emanuel has the credibility to bridge the divide between the black community and the police officers in Chicago.
“Look, like everybody else who watched that video on television, I was just outraged what happened to Laquan McDonald. I was one of the first to call for a complete Department of Justice investigation and in fact urged that it include the entire Chicago police department,” Clinton said.
Clinton said that the problem was not unique to Chicago and that there needs to be more done to combat racism in the police department. She added that Emanuel has said that he is committed to reform and that he should stand by that.
Todd again asked Clinton if Emanuel had the credibility to do it.
“Well, that is going to be up to him and up to the people of Chicago to prove,” Clinton said.
Emanuel faced questions Thursday on whether or not he had previous knowledge of the police shooting that killed McDonald. McDonald was shot 16 times.
The Chicago Tribune reported that top aides to Emanuel met with him in the six months between the killing of McDonald and the city’s settlement with his family.
Records showed that aides met and exchanged emails on the subject and watched the media’s interest in the subject. The aides also monitored whether a lawsuit was filed on the case.