U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon Speaks Out on Police Misconduct
Will there be federal charges against officers involved in the Laquan McDonald shooting? Beyond the state murder charge that Officer Jason Van Dyke is facing, the U.S. attorney's office has been conducting its own investigation into the case going on two years now.
What is the status of that case, and what is the U.S. attorney's role in prosecuting police misconduct and keeping communities safe? U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon spoke before the City Club of Chicago on Monday.
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Sept. 8: With only a few months left in office, does Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez wish she had done anything differently? She joins us in discussion.
Aug. 22: Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson wants seven officers fired over their reports on the Laquan McDonald shooting. We discuss how likely that is–and why the police union says Johnson's move is out of bounds.
Feb. 23: As the U.S. Department of Justice carries out its investigation of the Chicago Police Department, U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon joins us to discuss updates on the probe, the recent spike in gun violence gripping the city, and some of the high-profile cases his office has handled over the last few months.