Deadly Chicago police shooting video to be released by Wednesday

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CHICAGO -- A controversial police video that shows a black teenager being shot 16 times by Chicago police could soon  be released to the public.

The police dashcam video of the shooting of Laquan Mcdonald was recorded last year.

On Wednesday, a judge ordered that it be released no later than Nov. 25.

The officer who pulled the trigger is on desk duty pending the outcome of an investigation.

The family has already accepted a $5 million  settlement from the city.

Hours after the judge ordered city hall to release the video, Mayor Rahm Emanuel decided not to appeal.

Attorneys who fought for the video's release are reaching out to city lawyers to begin negotiating how and when it'll become public.

Fearing the community`s reaction,  Laquan McDonald`s mother does not want the dashcam video released.

But her attorneys agree the public has a right to see it.

Judge Franklin Valderrama`s ruling comes in response to a reporter`s Freedom of Information Act request.

 

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