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The city of Chicago on Wednesday released more than 6,500 pages of a long-secret Inspector General’s report on the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, making public for the first time hundreds of pages detailing the investigation into the shooting that rocked the city.
Read the full report below.
The release of the report was made possible by a City Council ordinance passed last month giving Chicago's corporation counsel the power to release any reports by Inspector General Joseph Ferguson when they involve "sustained findings regarding conduct that either is associated with a death or is, or may be, a felony as defined in the Illinois Criminal Code and is of a compelling public interest."
Previously, such reports were kept confidential by law. The Fraternal Order of Police has vigorously opposed releasing Ferguson’s materials.