Newly released videos of Chicago police shooting of a black teen could raise new questions about whether police properly documented the killing.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES (CHICAGO POLICE VIA NBC) – Days after a dashboard camera video of a black teenager being gunned down by police triggered protests in Chicago, new additional videos released late on Wednesday (November 25) have raised more questions about the incident.
None of those additional tapes show the moment 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot.
The videos also lack any discernible audio that should have been included – a shortcoming police have previously attributed to unspecified technical problems.
The video shows McDonald jogging away from patrol vehicles pursuing him from behind, then veering off diagonally at a walk.
Later, officers are seen emerging from vehicles and arriving at street where McDonald was shot multiple times. McDonald’s dead body is visible in the video.
Van Dyke, 37, a white Chicago policeman is charged with murdering McDonald after shooting him 16 times. He spent his first full day in custody on Wednesday (November 24) in a jail hospital ward. He is the first Chicago police officer charged with murder over an on-duty exercise of lethal force in decades. If convicted, he could face 20 years to life in prison. He was denied bail at a hearing Tuesday.