Judge Denies Jason Van Dyke's Bid To Overturn Murder Conviction, Get New Trial; Sentencing Set For JanuaryAttorneys for former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke will try to convince a judge on Friday to reverse his murder conviction, or at least grant him a new trial.
Three Officers Charged With Covering Up Shooting Won't TestifyOne witness testified Thursday -- a retired detective who says that March couldn't have changed the report filed by an officer at the scene of the October 2014 shooting by Officer Jason Van Dyke.
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.
GoFundMe Page Created For Jason Van Dyke's Wife And DaughtersA GoFundMe page has been created for the family of Jason Van Dyke, who was transferred Tuesday to a county jail three hours west of Chicago pending sentencing.
Activists Target Aldermen For Payouts After The Van Dyke Verdict"They have not held the police accountable and hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid out in police lawsuits and police misconduct."
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."
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.
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.
William Calloway, Activist Who Pressed For Laquan McDonald Video Release: 'It Was Because Of God We Got Justice'William Calloway, the community activist credited with pressuring authorities to released the Laquan McDonald shooting video, choked back tears as he tried to put into words what Friday's guilty verdict against Jason Van Dyke meant.
Jason Van Dyke, Laquan McDonald Trial Verdict: What We KnowJason Van Dyke was convicted of second degree murder for shooting Laquan McDonald four years ago.