Judge Denies Acquittals In Trial Of Alleged Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald ShootingA judge has denied defense requests for directed acquittals in the trial of three Chicago police officers charged with lying about the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Witness Contradicts Police Account Of Shooting of Laquan McDonaldTorres came forward after a police union official told reporters that Torres saw McDonald lunge at Van Dyke.
3 Chicago Police Officers Face Trial In Alleged Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald ShootingThe trial begins Tuesday for three Chicago police officers charged with lying in official reports to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Judge Won't Throw Out Conspiracy Charges In Alleged Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald ShootingA judge has refused to dismiss the case against three Chicago police officers accused of participating in a cover-up surrounding the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
No Sentencing Date Yet For Jason Van Dyke; Defense Seeks New TrialAttorneys for disgraced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke have filed motions to throw out his conviction, and seeking a new trial in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Transferred To Rock Island County JailAs he awaits sentencing in the death of Laquan McDonald, convicted Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has been transferred out of Cook County Jail, to another jail three hours away.
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."
Special Prosecutor In Van Dyke Trial: Verdict 'Gratifying' But 'Does Not Bring Back Laquan McDonald'The conviction of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke "holds him accountable for his actions," but it "does not bring back Laquan McDonald," the special prosecutor in the case said Friday afternoon.
FOP President Says Van Dyke Will AppealAfter a jury convicted Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder and aggravated battery charges, his lead defense attorney said he expected the jury to convict the Chicago police officer of at least some charges.