Remembering A Video That Shook Chicago

Laquan McDonald Rally
A chalk outline is drawn in front of Chicago Police headquarters Oct. 20, 2016 for a rally marking the second anniversary of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Chip Mitchell / WBEZ
Laquan McDonald Rally
A chalk outline is drawn in front of Chicago Police headquarters Oct. 20, 2016 for a rally marking the second anniversary of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Chip Mitchell / WBEZ

Remembering A Video That Shook Chicago

The infamous video showing a Chicago police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald came out a year ago this week, sparking public outrage and putting pressure on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration to hold officers more accountable.

WBEZ spoke with an activist, a pastor and a journalist about their memories of the video and how it changed the city and themselves. 

Shannon Heffernan is a reporter with WBEZ. You can follow her @shannon_h