Prosecutors at the local and federal levels are looking into the October shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot by Chicago police 16 times.
Police dash camera footage reportedly prompted the city to settle with the family of McDonald, who was holding a knife at the time of the incident, for $5 million. The Chicago City Council vote on the Finance Committee's agreement to pay the funds on Wednesday. The committee opted to settle with the family in order to avoid the filing of a federal lawsuit, according to the Associated Press.
The police officer who shot McDonald has been put on paid desk duty and no longer has police privileges, according to Chicago Police Department Supt. Garry McCarthy.