Rahm Emanuel: Killer cop took ‘law into his own hands’

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald was not justified in killing the teen.

“He was stripped of his police authority,” Emanuel told reporters on Monday. “This officer didn’t uphold the law — in my view, took the law into his own hand. Didn’t build the trust that we want to see and wasn’t about protecting safety and security. So at every point he violated” the public trust.

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Trymaine Lee was a Class of 2016 & 2017 Emerson Fellow at New America, writing a book on the true costs of gun violence in the United States, in terms of lost dreams and wasted dollars. He is a national reporter for MSNBC.