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Garry McCarthy's Highs and Lows During 4 1/2 Years as Top Cop (TIMELINE)

By  Kelly Bauer and Tanveer Ali | December 1, 2015 1:12pm 

 Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was fired on Tuesday.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was fired on Tuesday.
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CHICAGO — Supt. Garry McCarthy is out as Chicago's top cop after 4 1/2 years.

On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he had asked for and accepted McCarthy's resignation. Since McCarthy's hiring in May 2011, he's led police through the NATO summit, the bloody summer of 2012 and high-profile shootings like those of Hadiya Pendleton and Tyshawn Lee.

He's also been criticized for his handling of the Laquan McDonald case, faced off with aldermen calling for his removal and come under fire for a rise in homicides in 2015.

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