The police shooting of Laquan McDonald forces Chicago to prepare for potential riots. We piece together details from McDonald’s too-short life and hear from Officer Jason Van Dyke in his first interview since the shooting.
This is the first episode of 16 Shots, a podcast from WBEZ Chicago and the Chicago Tribune about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the troubled relationship between African-Americans and the Chicago Police Department.
You can also read the Chicago Tribune’s article on the Van Dyke interview here. And listen to excerpts from the interview that aired on Morning Edition here: