Hillary Clinton Calls For Federal Investigation of Chicago Police Following Laquan McDonald Shooting

Chicago officials released disturbing video showing the shooting death last week

Clinton’s call for a federal review comes roughly one week after the Chicago officials released disturbing video from October 2014 showing a white police officer shooting 17-year-old McDonald.

The video has sparked widespread protests across the city, and for many activists to call for the resignation of Emanuel, who has been widely criticized for his handling of the situation.

Clinton has made criminal justice reform a prominent focus of her campaign. During a campaign event on Tuesday she called for an overhaul of the system.

"There is something profoundly wrong when African-American men are still far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes and sentenced to longer prison terms for doing the same things as a white man,” Clinton said. "We must reform our criminal justice system. It can be and all to often is stacked against those with the least power.”