The move came on Tuesday after a judge’s order last week to release the squad car dash-cam footage. McDonald, 17, was shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. Police say he refused to drop a knife.
Because of the release of the video, some worry that Chicago could see the kind of unrest that was experienced in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities after young black men were slain by police or died in police custody.
The complete video reportedly shows McDonald with a small knife and walking away from officers. Lawyers for McDonald’s family say Officer Van Dyke opened fire from about 15 feet (4.6 meters)and kept shooting after the teen fell to the ground.
Watch the edited video below:
Chicago’s Chief of Police expects protests over the killing, but will be “intolerant” of any violence on the part of protesters: