CHICAGO (CBS) — About 200 activists made 16 laps around City Hall on Friday, demanding a federal investigation of how Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez handled the Laquan McDonald case.
They circled the building once for each time McDonald was shot by Officer Jason Van Dyke last year on a Southwest Side street.READ MORE: Needle Found On Gas Pump Nozzle At Shell Gas Station In Chicago Ridge
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin said the protesters want the city to release all dashcam videos related to police shootings. They’re also demanding a thorough federal investigation of how the mayor, the Chicago Police Department, and Alvarez’s office handled the investigation of and response to the fatal police shooting.
“This cover-up began here at City Hall, and it began with the state’s attorney. Anything less than a full investigation of the mayor himself – and what he knew, and when did he know it, and what he did with that information – is unacceptable,” Boykin said.