CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge has granted the release of 2013 surveillance video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect.
The judge lifted a protective order that barred the release after the city dropped its objections. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration and the police force have come under intense scrutiny in recent months over police shootings and cases of alleged misconduct.
A city Law Department spokesman didn’t immediately respond to an email Thursday asking when the video would be released.
The officer shot Cedrick Chatman during a January 2013 foot chase. The officer says he fired after seeing Chatman turn toward officers with a dark object in his hand. Investigators later determined it was an iPhone box.
A Chatman family lawyer says the video will show he never turned and posed no threat.