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The Chicago police superintendent is fired a week after an officer was charged with murder in the killing of a black teenager.

FOX News' Jeff Monosso reports from Chicago:

After days of protests in the wake of murder charges and the release of video showing police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired police superintendent Gary McCarthy, a man who he praised, but who he says lost the trust of the public...

(Emanuel) "Now's the time for fresh eyes and new leadership to confront the challenges the department and our community and our city are facing as we go forward."

The Mayor also forming a task force on police accountability in addition to McCarthy... Protesters are also calling for the states attorney Anita Alvarez to step down.

In Chicago, Jeff Monosso, FOX News.