Legislation would make it possible to recall Chicago mayor, aldermen

Just days after former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced, a lawmaker and community activists are calling for change.

Newly elected state representative Anne Stava-Murray introduced new recall legislation Wednesday morning. It's called the Laquan McDonald Act.

It will establish a procedure to remove a sitting alderman and mayor.

Activists say the two entities helped to cover up the murder of McDonald and keep the dash cam of the shooting hidden from the public.

The introduction of the bill comes a week after the acquittal of three Chicago police officers accused of covering up the murder of McDonald.

Van Dyke was sentenced to 81 months in prison.

Activists say they will protest at the state capitol if this legislation is not passed soon.