Why is there no prevention of the systematic murdering of Non-White Urban Youth?!!! When is this going to stop?!!!
(CBS) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed Monday that they are investigating the death 17-year-old who was shot by a Chicago police officer 16 times.
Laquan McDonald, who authorities say was armed with a knife, was killed in an encounter with police on Oct. 20, 2014 near 41st and Pulaski in the Archer Heights neighborhood.
The officer who fired the shots claimed he was in fear of his life, though no other officers on the scene fired.
A lawyer for the family argues a police camera shows McDonald was no threat was trying to walk away from the officers.
U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon confirmed that the joint investigation would be led by the FBI’s Chicago office along with the Independent Police Review Authority, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.