Chicago police officer charged with murder in 2014 shooting

Police dash cam image of scene of 2014 shooting of 17 year old; officer was charged November 24, 2015 with murder.

Chicago, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters gathered outside a Chicago Police Department building in demonstrations following release of a squad-car video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teen 16 times.

Officers on Tuesday night formed a line in front of the department’s District 1 headquarters in the South Loop, blocking anyone from entering.

Protesters yelled at police, with some chanting, “Don’t shoot me.”

A police spokesman said earlier Tuesday that two protesters had been arrested. The spokesman said he didn’t know on what charge.

The protests came a few hours after police released the video of Laquan McDonald’s 2014 death. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder in the shooting. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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