AG Madigan supports bill to allow recall of Chicago mayor

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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 wite 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.