Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner supports federal probe of Chicago police

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says a Department of Justice investigation of the Chicago police department would be "a good thing."

Rauner said Thursday he cried when he watched squad car video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black 17-year-old in 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder for shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times.

Rauner says he thinks Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took "a very positive step" Thursday when he said the city would welcome a federal civil rights investigation.

He says once that and other investigations play out, "we can discuss further from those results."

Asked if he believes Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez should resign, the Republican governor wouldn’t weigh in. He indicated her future should be a local decision.

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