With long odds in Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial, the cover-up case offers hope
Alan Pyke
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“Video initially suppressed by the city shows McDonald was backing away from officers when Van Dyke fired, not lunging toward them as the police had claimed in reports.”

Actually the video showed that McDonald had a shiney object in his hand which he did not drop and he continued to manipulate it while he was being shot. It turned out to be a knife. CPD had earlier issued a bullitin warning officers about knives being able to fire rounds. Thus, not guilty.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-knife-gun-laquan-mcdonald-shooting-20151206-story.html