Chicago activist instrumental in release of video of white police officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald running for office

The community activist who filed a freedom of information act request for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to release the dashcam video of the fatal police shooting of Black teenager Laquan McDonald has announced plans to run for City Council.

William Calloway will run against Leslie Hairston, a five-term incumbent for 5th Ward, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Calloway was one of two men who filed the FOIA request that led to a judge ordering Emanuel to release the video which showed Chicago...

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