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Alderman to Rahm: Say “I’m Sorry”

By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(CHICAGO) In the police brutality scandal, some of African American aldermen are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to apologize to them for what happened.

Emanuel is promising a major speech about the scandal to the aldermen at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. Here’s what candid Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) thinks the mayor should say.

“The same thing that we’ve asked the president of the United States, and I’m not talking about Barack [Obama], say “I’m sorry.”

Listen to Bill Cameron’s report for WLS radio news here:

Austin’s colleague Ald. Emma Mitts (37th) agrees and says she’s already apologized to her constituents for not keeping a closer eye on the $5 million Laquan McDonald legal settlement. These and several other aldermen also like the idea of being able to view police video in private before voting on legal settlements.


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