Emanuel may fire his police superintendent

(CNN) — A city council member will call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fire Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday, saying he’s not going to meet the requirements to keep his job. Emanuel…

Emanuel may fire his police superintendent

(CNN) — A city council member will call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fire Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday, saying he’s not going to meet the requirements to keep his job.

Emanuel has said previously that he is intent on the department coming up with a plan to reform the way officers deal with the public, and last week charged two officers with trying to cover up what they perceived to be a fatal shooting.

Johnson, though, has been criticized for not making sweeping changes to the department’s policies after the release of a video showing the 2014 police shooting of Laquan McDonald. The video’s release was ordered by a judge in November 2015.

“This notion that we’re bringing together all people together in a work group to define a policy doesn’t cut it when you still have cops killing African-Americans at a level that in fact it’s out of control,” Alderman Willie Cochran said last week.

He said he believes Johnson’s tenure in the job — in which he served from 2007 to 2011 — will be “all over.”

Related: Chicago cops charged with trying to cover up Laquan McDonald shooting

Emanuel has also faced criticism from police, police officers union and public activists. On Monday, King Halim, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, the largest police union in the city, said Emanuel’s plan was not tough enough.

“He’s going to have to come with a better response to the unacceptable police killing of black and brown people of Chicago and across the country,” Halim said.

Black Lives Matter’s local chapter is calling for Emanuel to resign. And Chicago police Association President Dean Angelo in March called the department “the most corrupt and incompetent” in the nation.

Over the weekend, a CNN story comparing Chicago’s police-related deaths to other large cities sparked debate on social media about their disparity, with some arguing that Chicago was dramatically over reporting fatal police-involved shootings.

“Chicago is the war zone. They outnumber the #Sweden police. Period,” tweeted Aaron Sommer.

Johnson’s budget for the coming year comes in more than $135 million — a 19% increase over the same amount spent the previous year. Johnson told reporters last week that the increase is in part to pay police for overtime.

“With the budget I have in front of me and the force of the officers we have in the field, we are fully capable of policing our city,” he said.

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