CHICAGO — The U.S. Justice Department says it may have meetings for the public to weigh in on police misconduct during its investigation related to the Laquan McDonald shooting but, for now, it is urging those with complaints or comments to call or email them.
In a press release issued Thursday, the department provided the phone number (844) 401-3735 and email address email@example.com for "anyone who wishes to share information relevant to the investigation."
"During the course of the investigation, community members will have the opportunity to provide information both in public meetings and privately. Any public meetings will be announced at a later date," the release said.
The Justice Department's investigation of a possible pattern of civil rights violations in the wake of the McDonald shooting by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke included interviews on Thursday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, interim police Supt. John Escalante and Independent Police Review Authority Administrator Sharon Fairley.
Van Dyke, charged with murder in the death of the 17-year-old McDonald, is due in court Friday at noon at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building.
McDonald was shot and killed Oct. 20, 2014, at 41st and Pulaski in the Archer Heights neighborhood.
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