Reports the New York Times:
Chicago officials released a chilling dashcam video of the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old on Tuesday, just hours after a white police officer was charged with first-degree murder in the encounter.
The video was released during a late afternoon news conference, fulfilling a judge’s order that it be made public.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged that the video would make some residents angry, but said it was a time for healing. “It is now the time to come together as one city, show respect for one another,” Mr. Emanuel said.
Earlier Tuesday, Anita Alvarez, the Cook County state’s attorney, charged the officer, Jason Van Dyke, in the death of the teenager, Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014.
Van Dyke was ordered to be held without bond on a first-degree murder charge.
See the medical examiners report of exactly where McDonald was shot on the flip. Reportedly, Van Dyke empty his clip and reloaded before his partner told him to stop shooting.
Watch the footage below and take note that it is very graphic and disturbing. It is also cold-blooded murder.
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