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Use-of-force experts analyze video, charges, timeline of Chicago police shooting




Demonstrators march through downtown following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
Demonstrators march through downtown following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Use-of-force experts analyze video, charges, timeline of Chicago police shooting

Yesterday, first degree murder charges were announced against a Chicago police officer who shot to death a 17-year-old in October of last year.

Dashcam video of the shooting shows Officer Jason Van Dyke firing 16 shots into Laquan McDonald. Calls to police reported McDonald was breaking into cars and armed with a knife. Shortly after the officers' SUV caught up with McDonald, Officer Van Dyke got out of the car and started shooting. McDonald was about ten feet away.

Street protests are planned for later today in Chicago, and Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles is also planning to hold protests.

Larry speaks with two experts on how the case might play out in court.

Guests:

Tim Williams, Retired LAPD Senior Detective Supervisor (Robbery-Homicide Division), 1974-2003; Expert on police procedure and use-of-force for state and federal courts; owner of T.T. Williams Jr. investigations​

Michael Schwartz, Partner at the law firm Rains Lucia Stern, who specializes in defending police officers. He defended one of the officers in the Kelly Thomas trial