New video of Laquan McDonald police shooting released

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New video footage has been released in the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (WLS)

The City of Chicago released new video of the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald as activists demanded a federal investigation.

Protestors crowded Chicago City Hall. They walked around the building 16 times, the number or times McDonald was shot by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder last week, 13 months after McDonald was killed. The delay in releasing the dash-cam video and charging Van Dyke led to protests and eventually the firing the Chicago police superintendent.

The protestors want the feds to investigate the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The group rallied as the City of Chicago released more video from the night McDonald was shot and killed. Video from a private surveillance system shows police responding to the scene on Pulaski; the activity is mostly obscured by the flashing lights of one of the vehicles.

Another video from a fast food restaurant shows officers inside and spending time with the business' surveillance system. In the video, one officer is sitting in front of the screen and another one is watching over.

These two videos come after the dash-camera video was released last week. The U.S. attorney and U.S Department of Justice is investigating how the McDonald case was handled by the police department.

RAHM TAKES RESPONSIBILITY

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he takes responsibility for what happened in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald and he pledges to fix it in an op-ed appearing in the Chicago Tribune.

Emanuel wrote Friday that systems should have been in place to prevent what happened.

He goes on to say he "strongly rejects" the suggestion that the tape was withheld from the public because of the election.

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