President Obama Releases A Statement About Laquan McDonald

With the entire country on edge after the dash-cam video footage detailing the disturbing encounter between 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and officer Jason Van Dyke was released, President Obama released a statement to admit he was “deeply disturbed” after seeing the video, but thanked residents of Chicago remaining calm during this time. Read more below.

Police Officer Who Shot & Killed Laquan McDonald Doesn’t Have The Cleanest Background

Over a 14-year bid as a police officer, Jason Van Dyke has had 18 complaints filed agains him; eight of which were alleged excessive force, two involved the use of a firearm-not including the October 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. Even with all of these complaints under Van Dyke’s belt, there is nothing that shows he was ever disciplined. Find out more after the jump.

(Video) Chicago Residents Take Action After Dash-Cam Footage Shows Police Killing Laquan McDonald

Protests ensue in the streets of Chicago following the release of dash-cam footage from the October 2014 shooting and killing, by the hands of former officer Jason Van Dyke, of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. With the video’s release, a group of protesters began marching, chanting “16 shots (the number of times the Black teen had been shot)” and “We got to fight back,” according to CNN. On Tuesday [Nov. 24], Dyke was charged with first-degree murder, and currently being held on bond. 18 and up, watch the graphic footage down bottom.

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