WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says any official involved with suppressing the release of a video in the shooting death of a black teen by a white Chicago police officer should be “held accountable” and, if necessary, resign.
Though Sanders never mentions his name the comments appeared aimed at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a long-time ally of the Clinton family and former White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama. Sanders says: “No one should be shielded by power or position.”
The October 2014 video of police killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald first surfaced while Emanuel was running for re-election and seeking support among the city’s black community.
Clinton has called for a federal investigation into the death but has stopped short of asking Emanuel to resign.
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