In the hours and days after Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shot a 17-year-old boy to death, his fellow cops allegedly did all they could to make it seem as if he'd done nothing wrong.
That included falsely stating that the victim had assaulted the officers, ignoring witnesses whose saw things differently and giving misleading descriptions of what video footage showed of the shooting, authorities charged on Tuesday.
As a result of those accounts, the shooting was deemed justified. But the video footage, which the city resisted releasing to the public for a year, blew that conclusion apart, exposing the alleged cover-up and forcing authorities to file murder charges against Van Dyke.
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