18 Jan 2019

Laquan McDonald’s Family: Jason Van Dyke’s Sentence Reduces Laquan To ‘Second-Class Citizen’

Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to six years and eight months in state prison for second-degree murder. He killed a black 17 year-old named Laquan McDonald. It was the first time 

that a Chicago police officer was sentenced to prison for a shooting in

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (via fortunebrainstormreinvent on Flickr)
25 Oct 2018

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office Invokes Terrorism To Keep Response Plan To Van Dyke Verdict Secret

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office invoked terrorism to exempt itself from releasing plan for protests after verdict in former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke’s trial.

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05 Oct 2018

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder In Killing Of Black Teenager Laquan McDonald

A jury found former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke [not guilty or guilty] of first-degree murder. He fired 16 shots that killed Laquan McDonald.

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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Still image from CLTV Livestream.
02 Oct 2018

Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Testifies In His Own Murder Trial

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke testified in a trial, where he is accused of first-degree murder and other offenses for killing Laquan McDonald.

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24 Sep 2018

Prosecution Presented Fairly Strong Murder Case Against Former CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke

State attorneys prosecuting Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer accused of murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, finished presenting their case on September 20. The defense called its first witness September 24. The key moment so far in the trial known for the 16 shots Van Dyke fired—his entire magazine—came

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19 Sep 2018

At Trial, Officers Undermine Notion Jason Van Dyke Feared For His Life When Killed Laquan McDonald

In the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, the outcome truly seems up for grabs.

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08 Dec 2015

New Chicago Police Chief Approved Fabricated Reports on Laquan McDonald Shooting

New Chicago PD Chief Escalante approved reports on Laquan McDonald’s shooting fabricated by officers, including Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with murder.

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24 Nov 2015

After Coverup Fails, Chicago Cop Charged With Murder Of Laquan McDonald

The case against Jason Van Dyke marks the first time in Chicago’s history that a police officer faces criminal charges for an on-duty shooting.

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