RT America -- December 7, 2015

Justice Dept. opens investigation into Chicago Police Department’s use of force

The DOJ announced a wide-ranging civil rights investigation looking into patterns of abuse within the Chicago Police Department in search of violations of federal law and the United States Constitution. The move comes following the release of a video showing Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times. US Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the department is particularly interested in hearing from community groups and the rank-and-file of the Chicago Police Department. RT’s Manuel Rapalo reports.

US State Dept. refuses to provide evidence of Russian strike on Syrian army camp

A senior US military official told the Associated Press that the US is “certain” that it was Russia that hit a Syrian army camp in the city of Deir ez-Zor, killing three Syrian soldiers. Yet, US officials refuse to publicly confirm that the US believes it was a Russian strike that hit the army camp on Sunday. This continues the trend of US officials making accusations through unnamed sources but refusing to comment or provide evidence publicly. RT's Gayane Chichakyan reports.