Chicago releases videos of police shootings

Demonstrators march through downtown Chicago, Illinois on December 12, 2015It’s a scene that could have come straight out of a Hollywood action movie: a video of a minivan suddenly careening backwards at high speed. The footage was part of a trove of videos, audio recordings and materials related to 101 active investigations of police conduct in Chicago, just months after angry protests over a video of the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teen by a white officer. “We all agree that there is a lack of trust and that increased transparency is essential to rebuilding that trust,” Sharon Fairley, who heads the city’s body in charge of police oversight, told a press conference Friday.

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