Federal officials finish meetings in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Department of Justice officials have finished two days of meetings in Chicago as they begin a civil rights investigation into the city police department.

Representatives from the DOJ's Civil Rights Division and the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago met Wednesday with the new Chicago Police superintendent and community members to explain the investigative process.

Investigators met Thursday with community groups, the police union and city officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the head of the Independent Police Review Authority.

The DOJ investigation comes after the city released a video showing a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. The officer, Jason Van Dyke, has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the October 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The video set off protests and calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down.

Emanuel fired police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and vowed extensive reforms.

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