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Monday, January 4, 2016

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

Demonstrators calling for an end to gun violence and the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel march through downtown on December 31, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The shooting deaths by police of a 19-year-old college student Quintonio LeGrier and his 55-year-old neighbor Bettie Jones and a recently released video showing the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke have sparked dozens of protests in the city. Yesterday Emanuel announced several changes that would take place in the police department with the hope of preventing future incidents. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Demonstrators calling for an end to gun violence and the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel march through downtown on December 31, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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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  • Michael Tarm, federal and legal affairs reporter for the Associated Press in Chicago. He tweets @mtarm.

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