Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo said Wednesday he was “surprised” at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to fire Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, calling it “another kick” to the Chicago Police Department and “another blow” to a “beat up” rank-and-file.
Angelo also hinted strongly that Emanuel may have made a mistake by bowing to pressure to fire McCarthy to ease racial tensions brought to a boil by the Laquan McDonald shooting video. Angelo likened the mayor to a permissive parent who gives in to quiet a child’s tantrum.
“People are screaming for a change. If you have kids that scream for treats and you give them treats, they’ll continue to scream” and demand even more candy, Angelo said.