CHICAGO — The group that got the Laquan McDonald shooting video released is making a new push for another police-involved shooting video to be made public.
From the moment Michael Westley was killed by police, two versions of what happened came out. Police said Westley was being chased and pointed a gun at them. Witnesses said the boy didn’t have a gun.
It’s dash-cam video that only tells part of the story: A squad pulling up to 66th and Sangamon just moments after Chicago police shot and killed Westley, a15-year-old high school freshman, in June 2013.
Today, his mother, who’s always questioned the official account of her son’s death, called on police to release more video of the moments leading up to the shooting –including the police pod cam video from the scene.