Chicago’s former top cop Garry McCarthy could be headed for a new top cop job in London, according to a new report.
McCarthy, who was fired from his job as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department late last year following the release of footage showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, is among the candidates being considered to replace Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the UK’s The Sun reported.
In an exclusive interview with the publication over the weekend, McCarthy said England is on his “bucket list,” but he would “need to get to grips with the specific issues of the Met Police.”
McCarthy was hired to take the helm in Chicago in 2011 but was fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in December.
Emanuel said he has asked McCarthy to step down from his position, saying the "trust and the leadership of the department has been shaken and eroded." He added that McCarthy "had become an issue, rather than dealing with the issue."
McCarthy had previously served on police forces in New York City and Newark, New Jersey.
He said, if hired, he would use his experience with terrorism, gangs and narcotics to make improvements in the Met Police department.