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Hillary Clinton has requested for a federal investigation into the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014.
ABC News reports that the former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate has called for a review by the Department of Justice into the Chicago Police Department’s behavior following the death of McDonald.
A statement revealed that Clinton is “deeply troubled by the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the outstanding questions related to both the shooting and the video.”
The video, which was court ordered to be released to the public last week, shows a white officer, Jason Van Dyke, shooting McDonald 16 times. Van Dyke has since been suspended by the department, charged with first-degree murder and is currently out on a $1.5 million bail. The Police Superintendent has also been fired.
Brian Fallon, a Clinton spokesperson said that the Former First Lady commended Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for initiating a task force to review the of the police department but believes the severity of the situation deserves more attention on a federal level.
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