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Laquan McDonald doc '16 Shots' out June 14
2019-06-05

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Showtime Documentary Films announced it will premiere the new documentary 16 Shots, from Oscar-nominated director Richard Rowley ( Dirty Wars ), on Friday, June 14, at 8 p.m. CT.

According to a press release, the feature examines the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, and the cover-up that ensued.

After the police initially declared the shooting as justified, journalists and activists fought for footage of the event to be released. Rowley's film features first-hand witness accounts that led to the conviction of Van Dyke—a result that divided many.

The trailer for 16 Shots is at youtu.be/_jlrMmBScuU .


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