By BostonDodger

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The video has no sound, nor do videos from four other squad cars at the scene. But police protocol indicates that all the cruisers should have been recording audio that night. (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)

More fallout in Chicago since the release of a surveillance video that showed the shooting death of teenager Laquan McDonald.

The U.S. Justice Department seems set to launch a civil rights probe

Per Washington Post

The civil probe will be officially announced by officials in the coming week, and will be similar to that at the police departments in Ferguson, Missouri.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at first called the idea of a probe “misguided”—but on Saturday backtracked, saying the city’s police department needs “nothing less than complete and total reform,” according to The Chicago Tribune.

The investigation will come after …read more



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