New discrepancies in Laquan McDonald case

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CHICAGO – There are new discrepancies in the Laquan McDonald case.

The Chicago Tribune obtained hundreds of pages of police reports that differ dramatically with dash cam video of the shooting.

Officer Jason Van Dyke told investigators that McDonald lunged at him before he shot McDonald 16 times last October.

Van Dyke said he thought McDonald was trying to kill him.

In the report, Van Dyke said he continued to fire because it appeared McDonald was trying to get back up.

Van Dyke defended his actions, telling investigators that he was aware of spring-loaded knives.

He also said the department had recently issued a bulletin, warning officers that there are knives that can shoot bullets.

At least five other officers also said McDonald moved toward them in a threatening way, but no one else fired their guns.

Van Dyke is now charged with murder in McDonald’s death.

Click here to read the complete Tribune report.

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