Their actions never match the video, that’s the reason for the cover ups and public outrage that comes as a result. The video in the Tamir Rice shooting didn’t match the officer’s claim of self-defense. Or in John Crawford’s. Or Philando Castile’s… This is not new. Prosecutors get juries and grand juries to do their bidding. If the political climate where different in Chicago and Dems weren’t struggling going into midterms there is a good chance Van Dyke would have walked just like the rest.
Jurors in Jason Van Dyke trial say officer’s claim of self-defense did not match video
Jurors in the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke said they believed the officer escalated a situation that could have been defused, and his explanations did not match up with the infamous dashcam video.