AG Madigan supports bill to allow recall of Chicago mayor

CHICAGO (AP) - Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she supports a bill that would allow voters to recall Chicago's mayor. But that doesn't mean she believes Rahm Emanuel should leave office.

Madigan tells WBBM radio's "At Issue" she also thinks voters should have the power to recall all Illinois elected officials - herself included.

There have been regular calls for Emanuel to resign or be recalled after the city last month released squad car video showing a white police officer shooting a black teen 16 times. But Emanuel has said he won't step down, and Chicago has no process for a recall election.

On Wednesday, Democratic state Rep. LaShawn Ford introduced legislation that would establish such a process.

Madigan sought a Justice Department investigation of the Chicago police department.

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