Protesters march in Chicago on November 24. Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo/2015 MCT Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014. The charges came hours before the city released the dashboard-camera footage of the shooting; a journalist sued the city, saying the video had to be released because of open-records laws. Cook County state’s attorney Anita Alvarez told reporters on Tuesday that she “certainly moved up” her decision to announce charges against Van Dyke after a judge ordered that the video be released. “I felt compelled in the interest of public safety to announce these state charges today,” she said, adding that she thought the video “no doubt will tear at the hearts of all Chicagoans.” The dash-cam video below, via the New York Times, shows McDonald being shot 16 times by police. Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy said there was no audio available. In the video, McDonald is seen running down the middle of the street, then walking away as officers approach. He spins as the first bullets hit him, then falls to the ground. He moves for a moment, and is then hit with several more shots. An officer is seen kicking an… Read full this story
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