CHICAGO — On Friday evening, Showtime will air a brand new documentary concerning the deadly capturing of 17-yr-previous Laquan McDonald just months after former Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced for second diploma homicide.
The ninety nine-minute documentary will look at the deadly capturing as well as the coverup surrounding the incident, based on Showtime.
A trailer for the documentary exhibits former Chicago Police Department prime cop Garry McCarthy and Prepare dinner County State’s Lawyer Kim Foxx giving interviews. Journalist Jamie Kalven can also be seen on video. Kalven was the first to detail discrepancies between CPD and witness accounts of Laquan McDonald’s demise.
The documentary is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. CST on Showtime.
Van Dyke was convicted in October 2018 of second-diploma homicide and sixteen counts of aggravated battery within the October 2014 slaying of McDonald. The previous cop was sentenced in January to 6 years and nine months in jail.
Van Dyke was the first Chicago police officer in 50 years to be convicted of homicide for an on-obligation incident. He shot McDonald sixteen occasions after a truck driver referred to as 911 to report McDonald in a locked truck lot close to 41st Road and Pulaski Street. The 17-yr-previous was armed with a 3-inch knife and high on PCP.
Video of the capturing, which was launched by way of courtroom order in November 2015, sparked large protests and prompted federal and local investigations.