>> Chicago officials stepping up to gain back public trust on Friday, releasing video, audio and other documents of 101 cases under investigation involving a police shooting or other use of force incidents. Some content very graphic. The independent police review authority or IPRA, a police watchdog which released the content has been criticized for not doing more about police brutality, especially against African-Americans.
Reuters correspondent, Fiona Ortiz, in Chicago says IPRA was created out of a similar uproar over police misconduct about a decade ago.>> This time the mayor is saying he's going to completely overhaul IPRA. It might even get a new name. It's supposed to get more money, but Chicago is in a huge budget crisis.
So, where that money and staff would come from is anybody's guess.>> Chicago Ramun Manuel has been under pressure to resign over the incidents. And, the city has been criticized for dragging its feet on releasing a video showing white officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17 year old Laquan McDonald, who was black, 16 times.
Van Dyke was eventually charged with murder, but the incident further strained relations between the police and the public. Ortiz says releasing the material could help.>> I think the effect that is happening is that police are being more careful now. Police shootings in Chicago came down quite significantly last year and also this year.
>> The Watchdog said, in the future it will make public large quantities of information about police use of force on a website including videos from police body cameras and police car dashboard cameras.