A police officer in Chicago was found guilty on Friday, October 5, of murder for the 2015 shooting death of a black teenager. Social unrest, including potentially violent demonstrations, remains possible, although less likely than would have been the case if the jury had returned with an innocent verdict. Increased security had been deployed at key locations across the city in anticipation of the verdict, and a heavy security presence should be expected in the vicinity of any protest. Public schools in Chicago announced on Friday that all school sporting events would be canceled from Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7.
The video of the killing, released 13 months after the fact, led to protests as well as political upheaval in the city.
Individuals in Chicago are advised to keep abreast of the situation and avoid all protests.
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