Chicago to release video related to fatal police shooting
CHICAGO (AP) _ The public is set to get its first look at videos related to last week’s fatal Chicago police shooting of an 18-year-old suspect in a car theft.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson has said dashcam and body camera videos suggest violations of departmental policy in the shooting of Paul O’Neal, who autopsy results show died of a gunshot wound to the back.
The release scheduled for Friday morning marks the first time the city will make public such material in a fatal police shooting under a new policy that calls for it to do so within 60 days.
The policy is part of an effort to restore public confidence in the department after video released last year showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white officer sparked protests and led to the ouster of the former police superintendent.