Reporter who forced release of McDonald video not allowed in news event

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The man who forced the release of the dash-cam video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald is Independent Journalist Brandon Smith.

He filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the city in August.

Last week, a judge ruled in his favor, saying that the Chicago Police Department could not withhold the video.

Brandon joined WGN Morning News by phone this morning.