LI: Laquan McDonald Video Not Dispositive of Police Criminal Misconduct


From my post over at Legal Insurrection:

About 13 months ago, on October 20, 2014, Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old 180-pound black male who was non-compliant with police orders and threatening Chicago police officers with a knife, was shot and killed by officer Jason Van Dyke, a white man.

Yesterday Chicago authorities, under orders from a judge, finally released some dash cam footage of the shooting. Concurrent with that impending release, prosecutors arrested Van Dyke and charged him with first degree murder. He is currently being denied bail.

Here's the relevant portion of the police dash cam video that captured that shooting:

To read the whole thing, head over to Legal Insurrection.