Chicago Police to Release Police Shooting Footage Sooner

Chicago Police Car

Daniel Schwen

The city of Chicago said it will start releasing footage of police shootings more quickly, as activists critical of how authorities handled the videotaped fatal shooting of Black teenager Laquan McDonald sought to have a special prosecutor take over the case.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has heard repeated calls to step down, said he supported the new video policy recommended by the task force he created after the McDonald footage was released.

His spokesman, Adam Collins, said the recommendations would be implemented immediately.

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