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(CHICAGO) — Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has been asked to resign, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday.

Emanuel said that he asked for McCarthy’s formal resignation Tuesday morning.

Calls were made for McCarthy’s resignation in the wake of the release of dash cam footage showing a police officer shooting a teen in October 2014. The footage was not made public until last week, after a court order.

McCarthy appeared on ABC’s Chicago station WLS-TV on Tuesday, saying that he would not resign.

“I’m doing the best job I can do, let’s put it that way,” he said.

McCarthy was hired as the police department’s superintendent in May 2011, and previously served as the chief of police in Newark, New Jersey, and spent years working for the New York City Police Department as well.

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