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.
Van Dyke Trial Leads To Extra Security Measures In Chicago As Jury DeliberatesAs the jury deliberates the fate of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, agencies, institutions and businesses are preparing for the verdict. Van Dyke is charged with first degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Jason Van Dyke Trial: Key Moments As Jury DeliberatesThe trial has lasted 11 days trial, with 40 witnesses. Now 12 jurors will have the final say. Is Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of first degree murder?
Chicago Police Increasing Patrols In Preparation For Van Dyke VerdictClosing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the Van Dyke murder trial. The Chicago Police Department said it is increasing police patrols around the city in preparation for the verdict.
Defense Rests Case In Jason Van Dyke Murder TrialThe defense could wrap up its case today in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.
Van Dyke Trial: Van Dyke Emotional, Frustrated During TestimonyOfficer Jason Van Dyke testified in court Tuesday, taking the stand in his own defense. He claimed he just wanted Laquan McDonald to drop his knife.
Decision Looms For Van Dyke: To Testify Or NotThe presiding judge could ask the 40-year-old Van Dyke in the coming week for a definitive answer.
Catholic School Adds Security After Threats To Priest Who Prays With Jason Van DykeSt. Jane De Chantal School sent a letter home to parents informing them Father Ed Cronin received “a few threatening phone calls at the rectory regarding his speaking to the press.”
Van Dyke Trial Day 8: Five Fast FactsChicago police officer Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial for killing Laquan McDonald is over for the week after four days of the defense presenting evidence.
Woman Who Called 911 On Laquan McDonald 'Wasn't In Fear,' Calls Him 'A Nice Young Guy'A woman who called 911 about Laquan McDonald hours before he was shot and killed said he had asked to borrow her car even though she'd never met him, but said he never acted aggressively, and "seemed like he was a nice young guy."
Defense Witness In Van Dyke Trial Says Laquan McDonald Tried To Stab HimChicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s defense team will be presenting evidence for a third day on Wednesday, though it’s still unclear if the officer will testify on his own behalf in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Van Dyke Murder Trial: Video Reconstruction Expert Shows Animation Of ShootingA video reconstruction expert created an animation showing the shooting of Laquan McDonald from the viewpoint of Jason Van Dyke.