In August 2012 a federal lawsuit was filed by eleven Chicago police officers alleging they were removed from the mayoral security detail and replaced with officers who worked on Emanuel's mayoral campaign in violation of the 1983 Shakman Decree which bars city officials from making political considerations in the hiring process. As Chief of Staff Emmanuel was known for his good sense of humor. Emanuel's grandfather was a Romanian Jew from Moldova.
He is Chicago's first Jewish mayor. Rahm Israel Emanuel (/ˈrɑːm/; born November 29 1959) is an American politician who has served as the 55th Mayor of Chicago since 2011.