PRESSURE

74 Percent of Chicagoans Think Rahm Lied

A majority of Chicago residents don't find Mayor Rahm Emanuel to be trustworthy and many disagree with his handling of Laquan McDonald's death. According to a Chicago Tribune poll, Emanuel has a 27 percent approval rate, and 74 percent of Chicagoans believe that the mayor lied about his knowledge of the slaying of McDonald, a black 17-year-old whose death at the hands of police sparked outrage and protests. The poll also shows that 83 percent of African-Americans did not believe Emanuel's version of the incident while 76 percent of Hispanics and 67 percent of whites felt the same. Sixty-eight percent of those polled disagreed with Emanuel's decision to fight the release of the video of McDonald's death.