Laquan McDonald, 17, was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer in October 2014. The police shooting video is graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.
A judge ordered the city to release that disturbing video by Wednesday. However, sources leaked a shorter version, which was authenticated by a second source, to ABC7 Chicago Eyewitness News on Tuesday morning, prompting Chicago police to move up the scheduled release. In light of public safety, ABC7 Chicago Eyewitness News did not air the video until it was officially released and opted only to show part of it; the video stops after the first shots are fired and before the teenager falls.
The video obtained early was not edited, but the audio was removed because its source was unclear and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said there was no audio on the official clip.