Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has reason to worry about civil unrest after the release of a dash cam video showing a police officer shooting a teen to death with 16 rounds. Thirteen months after the shooting and after the city paid the family a five million dollar settlement, the officer is charged with murder and the tape released, but only after a court ordered it.
Protests grew Tuesday evening. The officer is being held without bail and once again the debate is on about police and their dealings with minority youths. This case revolves not just around he shooting which was egregious, but that nothing was done until a court ordered the video released, and that the officer was on payroll since.
Mayor Emmanuel, who was running for reelection at the time, never spoke of the shooting. The officer also had a long record of complaints lodged against him.