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Zopp: Need Special Prosecutor in McDonald Shooting

By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(CHICAGO) In the race for U.S. Senate, Democrat Andrea Zopp is calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor in the first degree murder case against Jason Van Dyke for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times.

Zopp argues it’s time to take the case out of the hands of Cook County State’s Attorney Alvarez because she took so much time to bring the case after seeing the dash board video of the killing.

“We’ve had protests, we’ve had issues raised,” Zopp said. “The community is questioning the ability of the criminal justice system to work in the favor of African Americans, and the way this case has been handled has supported those questions.”

Alvarez has said she’s handled the case with integrity and professionalism, but even if Zopp doesn’t get a special prosecutor, she probably helps her support with African-Americans in her primary battle with Tammy Duckworth.

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