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Civil Rights Attorney Christopher Smith: Police officers breaking the Code of Silence “put themselves in jeopardy”

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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 file image taken from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being fatally shot by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges alleging they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald by a white officer. The three officers, Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh, were each charged Tuesday, June 27, 2017, with conspiracy, official misconduct and obstruction of justice. (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)

Civil Rights Attorney Christopher Smith tells John why the Chicago Police Department has a code of silence now, meant to protect their colleagues. He explains how that Code adversely affected his past clients, police officers themselves. Some are speculating that the Code has something do with the three officers indicted for hiding their knowledge about the Laquan McDonald shooting.

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