CHICAGO (CBS) — The city on Tuesday released a graphic, disturbing video of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a teenager, unloading his gun 16 times in the span of 15 seconds as the young man walked away from the officers during an altercation last year.
CBS 2 aired a portion of the video that is appropriate for television, showing the initial shot from Officer Jason Van Dyke. At this time, cbschicago.com will not provide the full video.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy held a news conference, where they appealed for calm.
“People have the right to free speech,” McCarthy said. “They do not have the right to commit criminal acts.”
Officer Jason Van Dyke, “violated basic moral standards that bind our community together” when he shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Emanuel said.
“Anyone there to uphold the law cannot act like they are above the law,” Emanuel said.