Fiery Criminal Defense Attorney: Chicago Police Shooting Inquiry Was 'Shameful'
Ted Williams slammed the city officials of Chicago this afternoon for their delay in investigating the death of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white police officer.
The criminal defense attorney joined “The Real Story” to discuss why more than a year has passed since the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald came to light.
That delay is “the $64,000 question,” said Williams.
Protesters in Chicago have taken to the streets after authorities yesterday released the shocking video of McDonald being shot by Officer Jason Van Dyke.
Van Dyke has since been charged with first-degree murder.
“What we found in this case is a reporter went to a judge, and asked the judge to release this video,” Williams told Gretchen Carlson.
“And it was certainly shortly thereafter, that they made the decision to charge this man.”
“I blame the city officials, the mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, the state’s attorney,” Williams added. “I think they did a shameful act in the manner in which they conducted this inquiry.”
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