Video of Laquan McDonald’s Shooting Could be Released Pending Judge’s Ruling

Chicago police may be forced to release video that is said to show an officer shooting a black teenager 16 times, WGNTV reports.

A Cook County judge is expected to decide Thursday whether to order police to release dashcam video of the October 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Police have said McDonald refused to drop a knife when officers confronted him while responding to a call about a person walking down a street with a knife.

An attorney for McDonald’s family who has seen the video says the footage shows the teen was holding a small knife and walking away from officers when one officer opened fire.

A freelance journalist requested the footage in a public records request. Judge Franklin Valderrama has said he would announce his decision Thursday.


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