The shooting of Laquan McDonald occurred on October 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, when McDonald—a 17-year-old black male armed with a 3-inch (76mm) knife—was shot 16 times in 13 seconds by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke from approximately ten feet (3 m) away. Video of the shooting, captured on one police cruiser's dashboard camera, was released to the public on November 24, 2015—over 13 months after the shooting and only after several independent investigators demanded release of records. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder a few hours after the video's release. After turning himself in to authorities, he was initially ordered held without bail at Cook County Jail but released on November 30 after posting bail. There have been numerous protests denouncing McDonald's death and calls for change on multiple levels in light of how the case was handled, which insinuate a cover-up (although none has been proven), including the firing of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and demands for the resignation of other Chicago city officials.