Chicago marchers protest police shooting video

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Chicago residents march in the streets after police release a highly anticipated video showing a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager in 2014. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Chicago marchers protest police shooting video

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STORY: An estimated hundreds of Chicago residents took to the streets in the early evening of Tuesday (November 24) after police released a highly anticipated year-old video showing a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager in October 2014.

Protesters gathered in the downtown area of the “windy”system.scripts.system.scripts. city and formed a human chain in the middle of an intersection, forcing some traffic to divert. They shouted slogans as police looked on including “join us” and “we love you”.

The newly-released police dashcam video that had angered the crowds shows officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times as the teen walked away from officers.

Van Dyke was charged in the teen’s murder on Tuesday in a prosecution that was speeded up in hopes of staving off a fresh burst of the turmoil over race and police use of deadly force that has shaken the United States for more than a year.

The officer has said through his lawyer and the police union that the shooting was justified because he felt threatened by McDonald. If convicted, Van Dyke could face 20 years to life in prison.

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