Chicago Lawyers Consulted Rahm Emanuel Before Covering Up McDonald Video

According to a series of emails obtained by The Daily Beast, Chicago lawyers made the decision to keep the shooting video of Laquan McDonald out of the public eye days after consulting Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

According to Emanuel’s own recollection, he met with city lawyers “towards the end of March” to discuss the contents of the video, which shows a police officer continuing to pump dozens of rounds into the 17-year-old as he laid motionless on the ground. After that meeting, emails show city lawyers “drafted settlement language to keep the dashcam video hidden for at least several years.”

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