Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday there is no need for a federal probe into the city's law department.
Reporters asked Emanuel about the issue after a top city attorney resigned Monday after a federal judge ruled that the he hid evidence in a fatal police shooting case.
"No. I think that (federal investigators) are working where they are," Emanuel said when asked whether the U.S. Justice Department's investigation into the Chicago Police Department should be expanded to the city's law department.
Corporation Counsel "Steve (Patton) has my support to make sure that this doesn't happen again," the mayor added.
Chicago Senior Corporation Counsel Jordan Marsh resigned Monday after a judge ruled that he concealed evidence involving the 2011 police shooting case of Darius Pinex, an African-American male.
Responding to the news Tuesday, Emanuel said: "There is zero tolerance for not only violating the public trust, but your professional standards and there will be no place for that."
"Once the decision was made," the mayor added, "the lawyer and the city parted ways."