Activist sues for audio, video of fatal Chicago police shooting

William Calloway

CHICAGO — A community activist is suing the Chicago Police Department for all the videos and audio recordings of last weekend’s fatal shooting of a man by a Chicago police officer.

William Calloway’s lawsuit filed on Wednesday comes two days after he told The Associated Press that he’d file a lawsuit similar to one that forced the city in 2015 to release video of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

The police department has released video from an officer’s body camera that shows the shooting of Harith Augustus on Saturday. The video shows that Augustus was armed with a handgun. There is no audio.

The city says that additional videos and materials related to the shooting will be made public within 60 days by the independent agency that investigates fatal police shootings.