WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is calling for a federal investigation into the shooting of a black teen by a white Chicago police officer.
The recent release of squad-car video showing the officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014 led to days of demonstrations in Chicago and the firing of the city’s police superintendent.
Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon says, « Hillary Clinton is deeply troubled by the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the outstanding questions related to both the shooting and the video. »
He says while Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call for a review of the city’s police department is an « important step, » Clinton supports a full review by the Justice Department.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago has said it is actively investigating the case.
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