Rauner Says Video Of Chicago Teen’s Death ‘Troubling’
Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois State Police are working with Chicago officials to ensure people remain safe following the release of a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teen 16 times. Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with murder in the killing.
Rauner said Tuesday his office has been briefed on the contents of the video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's death in 2014.
A judge has ordered the video to be released by Wednesday.
Rauner says the video is "very troubling'' and that he expects public reaction to be "strong.'' But he says he hopes and believes the response will be "thoughtful and peaceful.''
The Republican declined to say whether he's deployed additional troopers to Chicago or put the Illinois National Guard on standby.