CHICAGO – Chicago officials have released surveillance footage from businesses near where the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old by a white police officer took place.
The Chicago Tribune reports officials on Thursday evening released a number of recordings in response to public records requests by the newspaper.
The newspaper reports that among the recordings is footage from a Burger King just yards from where Officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times.
A manager of that Burger King has accused Chicago police who came into the restaurant shortly after the shooting of erasing surveillance video. Both the former police superintendent and the Cook County state’s attorney have denied that the Burger King video was altered.
The Tribune reports all the footage from 12 camera angles inside and outside the restaurant have a gap of about 80 minutes.
The gap, from about 9:18 p.m. to 10:39 p.m., includes the time when McDonald was shot, according to the newspaper.
The footage, which doesn’t have audio, shows an officer sitting in front of a computer and another officer walking around.