Chicago Police Release Video of Laquan McDonald’s Controversial Shooting!
Chicago police released a dash cam video showing a former Chicago police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager.
Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, turned himself in on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last October.
A judge ordered Chicago police to release the damning dash cam video by Wednesday. The city police had initially refused to release the video for over a year.
The video shows officers standing in the street while a young black male walks down the middle of the street. The youth falls and rolls over on one side after he is apparently shot. His body jerks as he is repeatedly hit by rounds from a cop’s gun.
An officer is seen walking over to the body and kicking something out of the boy’s hand. Police say McDonald was carrying a small pocket knife.
Additional reporting: SandraRose.com