Chicago is burning after dash cam footage of Laquan McDonald’s fatal shooting from police was released. Former CPD officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, is shown in the footage firing 16 rounds into the 17-year-old boy even while he is on the ground. An autopsy found McDonald had bullet wounds in his chest, neck, back, arms and right leg.
Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder.
Lil Reese took to IG to react to McDonald’s shooting.
The City Council’s Committee on Finance approved a $5 million settlement to the family of McDonald Monday in June, according to CBS 2 Chicago. The family initially sought $16 million.
A witness rebuked the actions of the CPD in McDonald’s killing
“They didn’t need to shoot him. They didn’t. They basically had him face-to-face. There was no purpose why they had to shoot him,” witness Alma Benitez told CBS Chicago.
Chicago police officers deleted security footage that may have captured the events leading up to the shooting death of a teenage boy in October 2014.
Police officers allegedly went to a nearby Burger King and requested password to security equipment, according to NBC Chicago. They then deleted 86 minutes of video.
The Independent Police Review Authority is denying officers tampered with security footage. A spokesman for the IPRA said: “We have no credible evidence at this time that would cause us to believe CPD purged or erased any surveillance video.”
Jay Darshane, the District Manager for Burger King, told NBC Chicago all security footage was working at the time of shooting.
“We had no idea they were going to sit there and delete files,” Darshane said. “I mean we were just trying to help the police officers.”
Police alleged the youth punctured one of the squad car’s front passenger-side tire and damaged the front windshield.
“When police tell you to drop a weapon, all you have to do is drop it,” Pat Camden a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police told the Tribune.