City Releases Internal Emails on Laquan McDonald Shooting

The city of Chicago’s Law Department on Thursday released thousands of internal emails exchanged between city officials regarding the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

The emails provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration reacted to the shooting that took place on Oct. 20, 2014 and its aftermath. They were released after numerous news organizations requested them through the Freedom of Information Act.

You can read and search the emails below. They begin shortly after McDonald’s shooting and end Dec. 7. The city has redacted or withheld some emails for a number of reasons, such as attorney-client privileges. 

Documents (7):  Emails from Oct. 21, 2014 through April 30  

Emails from May 1 through Oct. 30

Emails from Nov. 10 through Nov. 20

Emails from Nov. 20 through Nov. 24

Emails from Nov. 24 through Nov. 25

Emails from Nov. 26 through Nov. 30

Emails from Dec. 1 through Dec. 7


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