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There's Actually a Lot of Data Available on Chicago Police Misconduct

The killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald is just one, if exceptionally tragic, incident among many in recent years.
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This story was updated at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday to include the video of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting Laquan McDonald, which was released to the public Tuesday evening. The video (scroll down) contains graphic scenes of violence.

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke turned himself in to state investigators Tuesday, over a year after he shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in an execution-style manner, according to witnesses. Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting, with no bond—the first time a Chicago cop has been charged with murder while on duty in roughly 35 years, according to The Chicago Tribune.