Chicago police release fragmented video of the death of unarmed teen Paul O'Neal

Demonstrators protest the fatal police shooting of Paul O'Neal on August 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois
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On Friday, the Chicago Police Department released footage of the killing of Paul O'Neal, an unarmed African-American teenager who was fatally shot by police during and after an attempted escape with a stolen vehicle.

The video has immediately raised controversy as it does not include the exact moment of the 18-year-old's death on July 28. Police insist the footage gap occurred because an officer's body camera was not recording — having possibly sustained damage when O'Neal crashed the Jaguar he was driving into a police car — but critics suspicious of what they believe to be a convenient error have called for a special prosecutor to investigate the case.

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