Van Dyke Murder Trial: New Video Shown To JuryThe firs hours of testimony began Monday in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Jurors watched a new video depicting a slow-paced pursuit of Laquan McDonald. The video showed another police officer trailing McDonald for blocks without ever firing his weapon. Prosecutors say that is because it was not necessary.
Laquan McDonald’s Family Asks For ‘Complete Peace,’ And React To Emanuel AnnouncementThe family of Laquan McDonald called a news conference on the eve of the Jason Van Dyke murder trial to remind the public that Laquan McDonald belonged to them. His family’s wish is that there will not be any protests if Van Dyke is acquitted.
Officer Jason Van Dyke Interviews With Chicago Tribune Ahead Of Murder TrialVan Dyke wants the trial moved because of all the publicity; meantime, his face is plastered all over the Chicago Tribune as part of his interview with the newspaper.
Laquan McDonald's Mother Appears In CourtThe mother of the black teenager who was fatally shot by a white Chicago police officer appeared in court but before she could take the witness stand the judge cleared the courtroom so the public and media could not hear her testimony.
Judge: Trial In Laquan McDonald Shooting To Start Sept. 5A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will stand trial Sept. 5.
Judge Clears Courtroom In Chicago Police Shooting HearingFor the second time in less than a week a judge cleared his courtroom to hear arguments on whether he should allow certain testimony in the murder trial of a Chicago police officer.
Grand Jury Indicts Officer Jason Van Dyke On 6 Counts Of Murder In Laquan McDonald Shooting A grand jury has indicted a white Chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald.