This world that we’re living in is getting sadder by the day, no, try hour…. Back in 2014 17 year old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times and the Police officer who shot the innocent young man was trying desperately to hide his crime. The officer who shot him, Jason Van Dyke
So desperate that they deleted footage for a Burger King Surveillance tape where it showed LaQuan getting shot… Or basically over killed.
On Tuesday, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez addressed the missing footage, saying it has undergone forensic testing to determine whether or not it was “tampered with.”
“Forensic testing was done on the Burger King surveillance system to determine if anyone tampered with the evidence and the testing did not reveal any such evidence,” she said.
According to EURWeb a manager at Burger King stated:
Four to five police officers wearing blue and white shirts entered the restaurant after the shooting and asked to view the video and were given the password to the equipment. Three hours later they left, he said.
The next day, when an investigator from the Independent Police Review Authority [IPRA] asked to view the security footage, it was discovered that the 86 minutes of video was missing.
In a statement, a spokesman for the IPRA said: “We have no credible evidence at this time that would cause us to believe CPD purged or erased any surveillance video.” But according to Darshane, both the cameras and video recorder were all on and working properly the night of the shooting. He believes one of the detectives deleted the files.
“We had no idea they were going to sit there and delete files,” Darshane said. “I mean we were just trying to help the police officers.” Van Dyke, who turned himself in to authorities Tuesday, is no longer being paid by the Police Department. Until Tuesday, he still worked for the department in a “limited duty position” as investigators probed the October 20, 2014, death.
“It is my determination that this defendant’s actions — of shooting Laquan McDonald when he did not pose an immediate threat of great bodily harm or death, and his subsequent actions of shooting Laquan McDonald while he lay on the ground after previously being struck by gunfire — were not justified and they were not a proper use of deadly force by this police officer,” Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said to announce charges against the officer.