Journalist Reflects On Van Dyke VerdictWhen asked if Smith had any inclination that in getting the video released it would lead to Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to be convicted of second degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, Smith said no.
Family Of Laquan McDonald: Van Dyke 'Verdict Was A Victory For Everyone'The family of Laquan McDonald spoke to media following the announcement of the Van Dyke verdict Friday afternoon at Grace Memorial Church, saying the verdict "was a victory for everyone."
Jury Convicts Jason Van Dyke Of Second-Degree Murder, 16 Counts Of Aggravated Battery In Death Of Laquan McDonaldA Cook County jury has convicted Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder, 16 counts of aggravated battery, and acquitted him of one count of official misconduct in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014.
Legal Analyst Irv Miller: Van Dyke Verdict Is RightCBS 2 legal analyst Irv Miller said the Cook County jury was right to convict Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder.
Van Dyke Trial: A Timeline From Jury Selection To ConvictionFor the past three weeks, countless eyes in Chicago have been focused on a courtroom at 26<sup>th</sup> and California, watching the historic murder trial of Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged in the deadly shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Community Members React To 'Groundbreaking' Van Dyke VerdictCommunity activists said the "groundbreaking" guilty verdict at Jason Van Dyke's trial is "a starting point" to holding police officers accountable for wrongdoing.
Jury Says Jason Van Dyke Should Not Have Testified About Shooting Laquan McDonald; 'He Messed Up'"I felt he shouldn’t have. He messed up," said Juror 245, an African-American woman. "His testimony wasn’t credible to me. I felt like he was trying to remember stuff that he said that maybe wasn’t true, and he wanted to make sure he didn’t trip hisself up. So I didn’t really feel his testimony was credible."
Van Dyke Stoic As Verdict Is ReadChicago police officer Jason Van Dyke showed no emotion as a Cook County jury convicted him Friday afternoon of second-degree murder in the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
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Where Was Laquan McDonald Killed? Facts About Jason Van Dyke TrialChicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke encountered Laquan McDonald on near 41st Street and Pulaski Road on October 20, 2014.
Van Dyke Murder Trial: Jurors Begin First Full Day Of DeliberationsJurors will resume deliberations today in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, a day after closing arguments were given.
As Chicago Awaits Van Dyke Verdict, Businesses Prepare For Possible ProtestsChicago police, city officials, and local businesses remain on high alert as they brace for the possibility of mass protests and demonstrations after the jury in the Jason Van Dyke murder trial reaches its verdict.
Dismissed Alternate Jurors Say They Probably Would Have Found Van Dyke Guilty"For me, he should have waited a little bit longer. I mean, he knew that a Taser was coming. That’s what did it for me," a male juror said.
Murder Or Justified Deadly Force? Jury Weighing Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's FateVan Dyke is charged with two counts of murder, 16 counts of aggravated battery, and one count of official misconduct. Jurors were told they also may consider convicting Van Dyke of second-degree murder.
After Van Dyke Shows Up Late In Court, Angry Judge Threatens To Revoke BailThe judge in Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial said he is thinking of revoking the officer’s bail after he was late arriving to court Thursday afternoon when parties in the case were brought into court due to two questions from the jury as they begin deliberations.