Second Video in Laquan McDonald Shooting Death Vanished

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A second video that could further explain the shooting death of Laquan McDonald was deleted.

There is another video believed to provide further insight into the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

But it has mysteriously been deleted.

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The surveillance cameras at a local Burger King are said to have recorded parts of the police pursuit that ended in McDonald’s death on the night of October 20, 2014.

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Jay Darshane, the district manager of the restaurant, told NBC Chicago that police deleted the footage before he got a chance to see it.

On November 24th, 2015, after a year of keeping the footage from the public, the Chicago police released the dashcam video that shows officer Jason Van Dyke killing 17-year-old McDonald with 16 bullets.

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Hours before the public saw the footage, Cook County State's Attorney charged officer Van Dyke with first-degree murder for the killing. 

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Authorities maintain that the recently released video is the only piece of evidence that properly demonstrates the chain of events that lead to McDonald’s death.

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