Why is journalist Brandon Smith suing the Chicago Police Department?

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Justin Kaufmann and Brandon Smith

Journalist Brandon Smith is suing the Chicago Police Department because of its refusal to release the police car dashboard camera video that shows an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald on the city’s southwest side last fall. The 17-year-old was shot 16 times, according to an autopsy conducted by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Mr. Smith joins Justin in-studio to explain the reasons behind his actions and what everyone should know about the Freedom of Information Act.

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