Durbin Statement Following Release of Laquan McDonald Shooting Video

SPRINGFIELD—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after the Chicago Police Department released footage from a dashcam video showing the shooting of 17 year-old Laquan McDonald.  Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder for the shooting.


“The violence in this video is shocking and upsetting.  Our law enforcement officers protect and serve their communities with honor and courage, but those who fail to follow the high standards they have sworn to uphold must be held accountable.  There is a legal process underway and that process should move forward in a fair and expeditious manner.  I urge all Chicagoans to face this tragedy with peaceful resolve and not with violence.”