On Friday afternoon, after a day of deliberation, a Cook County jury found Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. The high-profile shooting commanded national attention after video footage of the shooting—which the city delayed…
As a 12-person jury continues deliberations in the trial of Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago cop who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014, two alternate jurors say they consider Van Dyke guilty of murder.
Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday in the shooting death of a Chicago teen, Laquan McDonald, who died at the hands of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014. The defense rested their case on Wednesday, and as early as this afternoon, a Cook County jury will decide Van Dyke’s fate, and along with it,…
While we see it with far more frequency, it’s still not often that a cop goes on trial for an officer-involved shooting, and rarer still for that officer to receive a murder charge.
Nearly four years after Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke unloaded 16 bullets into Laquan McDonald, his murder trial is set to begin in earnest.
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke had his bail increased by $2,000 on Thursday after a judge determined that he violated the conditions of his bail by giving interviews.
A new study that analyzes more than 10 years of civilian complaints finds that Chicago police officers with the highest numbers of complaints are also the most likely to have high-profile (and high-cost) civil rights lawsuits filed against them in the future.
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is ending his silence, giving multiple interviews this week ahead of his murder trial, which is scheduled to begin next week.
A Chicago judge ruled on Wednesday that prosecutors will be unable to call Laquan McDonald, who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer, a victim until closing arguments.
It must be snowing, because a federal court sentenced a white Chicago police officer to 60 months in prison for shooting into a car full of black teenagers in 2013.
A new judge will hear the case involving three Chicago police officers who allegedly covered up for Officer Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Special prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes, who indicted three Chicago police officers on charges that they covered up the circumstances of the Laquan McDonald shooting, moved to remove the judge in the case on the grounds that she is “prejudiced” against the prosecution.
The three current and former Chicago police officers who are facing multiple charges, including conspiracy, in an alleged cover-up related to the shooting death of Laquan McDonald have pleaded not guilty.
Three current or former Chicago police officers were indicted on multiple charges Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to cover up wrongdoing by Officer Jason Van Dyke, who gunned down 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014.
The cops who lied in police reports after they watched one of their fellow officers empty his gun into the body of a 17-year-old black boy will be back at the Chicago Police Department, receiving their full paychecks.
A Cook County, Ill., judge said he wanted to hear from the police officers involved in the Laquan McDonald shooting case, including conversations they had with the police officer charged with the premeditated murder of the 17-year-old from Chicago.
Mike Brown was 18.
The wife of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke says that a job offer for her to become a Cook County sheriff’s deputy was abruptly pulled because of her husband’s controversial case.
Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who is facing first-degree murder charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, will face an additional 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, a special prosecutor announced Thursday.