Report: State agencies failed Laquan McDonald

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Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO — A new report reveals several state agencies that are supposed to help at-risk youths failed to help Laquan McDonald.

McDonald was shot and killed by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014.

Dash-cam video of the shooting sparked weeks of protests in the city, and eventually led to the firing of police superintendent Garry McCarthy.

The Better Government Association investigated the educational and social service agencies that were responsible for McDonald – who was in foster care.

The investigation found the 17-year-old was repeatedly sent to failing CPS schools.

He was physically and sexually abused while in foster care and the BGA says DCFS failed to address his mental health problems.