Read the Full IG Report on the Laquan McDonald Shooting - NBC Chicago

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Read the Full IG Report on the Laquan McDonald Shooting

Previously, such reports were kept confidential by law

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    RAW: Police Video of Fatal Shooting of Laquan McDonald

    ***WARNING: This video is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. *** In the dash-cam video, which a judge ordered police to release by Nov. 25, Laquan McDonald first appears about 5 minutes, 16 seconds in, and is seen walking down a street. The teen, who police say was armed with a knife, walks diagonally across the street, away from police officers at the scene. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015)

    Note: NBC 5 Investigates is combing through the report and will outline major findings from the documents in the coming hours. Check back for updates and new details as they are revealed. 

    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.

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