|Laquan McDonald was hit with a barrage of 16 police bullets. Many entered his back.|
By The Free Thought Project
Aldermen approved a $5 million settlement to be granted to the family of a teen shot 16 times by Chicago police last October, but insisted on keeping the dashboard camera footage of the shooting away from the public.
RT.comThe City Council voted 47-0 on Wednesday to pre-empt a federal lawsuit by paying the family of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, shot by a Chicago police officer on October 20, 2014. Legal counsel for the city Stephen Patton told reporters that lawyers for the family initially sought $16 million.
This came from the autopsy of 17 y/o #LaquanMcDonald. All from one officer. Laquan was 15-20 feet away. pic.twitter.com/EpKJRKr5QZ
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 15, 2015
RELATED STORY: Teen Shot 16 Times By Cop and Killed - Cops Claimed Victim 'Lunged With A Knife' — Video Showed Otherwise, FBI InvestigatingAccording to Patton, dashboard camera recording of the shooting was crucial to the decision. However, the police have refused to release the footage to the public. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the Chicago PD and the FBI are withholding the video because it was “central to their investigation” of the shooting.