Mike Barnicle on the likely cover-up concerning the Laquan McDonald shooting video

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle outlines the fiasco and backlash of the likely cover-up in the Chicago Police Department concerning the Laquan McDonald shooting video. “This story is going to grow and grow and grow—and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going to be imperiled by this story, if he’s not imperiled right now. You’ve got the $5-million settlement, the failure of the Chicago news media to cover this story, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan calling for an independent investigation, and lastly, but most importantly, you’ve got the tape. In any professional police department, that tape has got to have been witnessed, watched, looked at, commented upon within 12 hours of that shooting. If not, you need a whole new homicide unit, a whole new internal affairs unit, a whole new police hierarchy…,” says Mike of the unfolding situation over the October 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke. Hear more on the cover-up allegations and repercussions here.


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