Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is expected to be charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday for the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Van Dyke, 37, was seen in a squad car dashcam video shooting the African-American teenager 16 times. A Chicago court will release the dashcam video on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
If Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder, it will be the first time in Chicago history that an officer on duty has been charged with such a crime. Chicago MayorRahm Emanuel has called the shooting death “hideous” and said it had “no justification.”
Emanuel has called for peace ahead of the release of the dashcam video, which some anticipate could lead to protests.
The FBI previously launched its own investigation into the shooting death of McDonald. The Chicago City Council agreed to a $5 million settlement with McDonald’s family earlier this year.