The release of the Chatman video sparked loud protests at the courthouse, who are demanding a reform of the Chicago Police Department and for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign.
After backlash against police-involved shootings, Chicago officers are making dramatically fewer investigative stops and confiscating fewer guns as murders and shootings have increased so far this year, DNAinfo Chicago reports.
The emails show that the mayor's staff was “scrambling” on how to deal with and react to the shooting, especially when the media and community activists began ringing the alarm.
Arguing that Quintonio LeGrier, 19, was unarmed when Chicago police shot and killed him over the weekend, his father on Monday filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, reports DNAinfo Chicago.
Federal lawyers met with Chicago community leaders and clergy and handed out instructions on how to file complaints against cops.
A grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment on six murder charges and one count of official misconduct against a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Cmdr. Glenn Evans, 53, was cleared of all charges stemming from the 2013 incident involving Rickey Williams, even in the face of the prosecution's most compelling evidence -- Williams' DNA on the officer's firearm
The news comes a year after reports of fatalities and injuries at the hands of police--most recently Laquan McDonald in Chicago--amid widening frustration over the lack of official recordings of the incidents.
The 2012 video released Monday evening shows police using a Taser on Philip Coleman, 38, who later died. The footage comes in the wake of protests that erupted in the city after both the Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson videos were released in the past month.
Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke and his fellow officers painted a different narrative of the evening Laquan McDonald was fatally shot, according to the official police report, released Friday evening.
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