Chicago to release videos showing police shootings, other incidents

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CHICAGO — The Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct cases plans to release videos, audio recordings and other material from about 100 incidents. It's the latest move in the city's effort to regain public trust in its beleaguered police force.

Releasing records related to open investigations is nearly unprecedented for a police department that for decades had a reputation for secrecy. Officials waited until November, following a judge's order, to make public video from more than a year earlier showing a police officer fatally shooting a black 17-year-old.

The Independent Police Review Authority wouldn't say which cases would be included in the batch of material. There was no indication any footage would be as explosive as the October 2014 dashcam video showing the death of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times.