Chicago to Release Video in Police Shooting of Second Black Man


Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to remarks from an attendee at a town hall meeting on the city budget in Chicago, Illinois, United States, August 31, 2015. (photo: Jim Young/Reuters)
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to remarks from an attendee at a town hall meeting on the city budget in Chicago, Illinois, United States, August 31, 2015. (photo: Jim Young/Reuters)

 

Mary Wisniewski | Reuters | Reader Supported News | December 4, 2015

video of a 2014 Chicago police shooting of a black man will be released next week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Thursday after days of controversy over another fatal police shooting caught on tape.

Emanuel said the city would release police squad car dashboard video of the shooting of 25-year-old Ronald Johnson III, who was killed by police on Oct. 12, 2014, a week before the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, 17.

Details of when the video would be released were not available from the mayor’s office.

High-profile killings of black men at the hands of mainly white law enforcement officials in U.S. cities have fueled demonstrations for some two years, stoking a national debate on race relations and police tactics.

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