There are two Chicago Police Department shooting videos that have been in the news lately, Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson.
On November 24, 2015, police video that captured the shooting of Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois was released to the public, almost 13 months after the incident took place. There has been a public outcry regarding not only the death of McDonald, but also the videos themselves.
Ronald Johnson was shot and killed by police officers in October of 2014 while fleeing into a Chicago public park. It is debated whether Johnson was armed or not. Over a year later, video footage was finally released after months of Johnson’s family pushing for the footage to be made public.
In an interview this morning on WGN Chicago, our lead audio video forensic expert Ed Primeau explained the importance of video in both cases. He also discusses the low quality of video that has been presented to the public, as well as the role of a video forensic expert.