CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said over the weekend that “the public deserves answers” following the fatal police shootings of 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and 55-year-old Bettie Jones early Saturday.
The mayor said the case has been referred to the Independent Police Review Authority and that evidence will be shared with the Cook County state’s attorney’s office for additional review.
Both entities have been criticized since the release last month of a video showing white police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. LeGrier and Jones were also black.
Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority has drawn distrust for siding with police. Protesters have called for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to resign because of how long it took to charge Van Dyke with first-degree murder.
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