Prosecutor shows video of cop killing black man

Protesters carry a banner with pictures of people killed by various police departments as the Rainbow PUSH Coalition leads a march through the Loop on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in response to the Laquan McDonald shooting and continuing Chicago Police investigation. About 200 protesters are demonstrating following the release of documents showing that police officers' accounts of the 2014 killing of McDonald differed greatly from what was captured on dashcam video. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

CHICAGO (AP) — The State’s Attorney’s Office has shown a video of a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a young black man — the second such video to be released in as many weeks.

The video’s release Monday follows an effort by the family of 25-year-old Ronald Johnson III to force the city to make public the video that they say shows an officer shooting him in the back.

Prosecutors have not said if they will charge Officer George Hernandez in the shooting.

Nearly two weeks ago, the city released a video that shows the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder.

Police say Johnson pointed a gun at police before Hernandez killed him. Johnson’s mother says her son was running away from police when he was killed. 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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