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Chicago cops warned of gang ambushes on them in wake of video

Chicago cops warned of gang ambushes on them in wake of video

Aamer Madhani and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY

After a night of loud, angry protests but only five arrests, police and elected officials were bracing Wednesday for more possible backlash over the release of a dramatic video showing a white Chicago police officer shooting at a black teenager as he lay on the street.

An internal Chicago Police Department safety alert distributed to police officers on Tuesday night warned that gang members may be looking to carry out an ambush against cops on the street in retaliation for the Laquan McDonald killing.

The memo, obtained Wednesday by USA TODAY, was issued following the release of chilling police video Tuesday night that shows Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old McDonald 16 times. Prosecutors charged Van Dyke with first-degree murder on Tuesday.

While protests were largely peaceful and resulted in only five arrests on Tuesday, the internal document suggest police were warning officers to be prepared for gang members to take advantage of the moment to target cops on the streets.

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