March 21, 2018

Dashcam video of fatal shooting released by Chicago police

Chicago police have released dashboard camera video showing a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times in Chicago last year.

Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder for killing Laquan McDonald, 17. Police say he refused to drop a knife.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appealed for calm in the city.
Police use of excessive force against African Americans has been the subject of nationwide protests for months.

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