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By Don Babwin, Associated Press
A Chicago jury convicted a white police officer of murdering a black teenager on Friday. Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke shot the teen multiple times in a 2014…
A jury on Friday convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Testimony in the murder trial of a Chicago police officer in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald concluded Wednesday morning, a quiet ending to a trial just a day after the officer himself provided sometimes emotional and sometimes defiant testimony…
After days of prosecutors making their case to jurors that Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke committed first-degree murder in 2014 when he shot Laquan McDonald 16 times, attorneys for the white officer are presenting their own evidence and contenting…
Defense attorneys began presenting their case Monday in the trial of a white police officer accused of shooting Laquan McDonald in 2014. Jason Van Dyke has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and other charges, after firing…
The issue of race permeates the Laquan McDonald case, from concerns that releasing video of the shooting would ignite racial tensions in a city with a long history of troubled police relationships with minority communities, to protests after it was…
By Joshua Barajas
There were developments in three prominent fatal police shooting cases this week. Here’s what happened, and what’s next for the families and officers involved.
By Associated Press
The white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald says he was doing what he was trained to do and that the case against him shows prosecutors are bowing to political…
A Chicago grand jury has indicted three police officers on conspiracy charges, alleging they interfered with an independent investigation into the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
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