Report: Chicago officer nervous after killing black teenager

U.S. 04/25/19, 18:35

A white former Chicago police officer convicted of killing a black teenager in 2014 was emotionally distraught in the days that followed the shooting, according to a newly released psychologist's report.The report was among nearly 90 unsealed court filings related to Jason Van Dyke's prosecution released Wednesday in response to ...

Mayor-elect wants re-examination of code of silence case

U.S. 04/04/19, 07:34

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot wants her former colleagues at the U.S attorney's office to re-examine the acquittals of three police officers accused of covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.A judge in January found the officers not guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and official misconduct.Former Officer Joseph Walsh, ...

Court lets Chicago cop’s sentence stand in teen’s shooting

U.S. 03/19/19, 11:38

The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would let stand a less than seven year prison sentence for a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald that many criticized as far too lenient.The decision denies a rare bid by the Illinois attorney general's office and ...

Update: Lawyer: Convicted officer beaten in prison

U.S. 02/14/19, 13:14

The Latest on attack in prison of Chicago officer convicted of killing black teen Laquan McDonald (all times local):12:15 p.m.An attorney for the white Chicago police convicted in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald says the officer was beaten by fellow inmates within hours of his transfer from ...

Wife says Chicago officer assaulted in Connecticut prison

U.S. 02/13/19, 23:58

The wife of a white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald says her husband has been assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison.The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Tiffany Van Dyke said Wednesday that Jason Van Dyke had been placed in the prison's general ...

Prosecutor in Laquan McDonald case holding news conference

U.S. 02/11/19, 11:25

Illinois' attorney general is holding a news conference with the prosecutor who won a conviction against the white Chicago police officer who killed black teenager Laquan McDonald.Neither Attorney General Kwame Raoul nor Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon have said what Monday's news conference is about.But it comes after the ...

Judge approves Chicago’s court-monitored police reforms

U.S. 01/31/19, 15:40

A federal judge on Thursday approved a far-reaching plan for court-supervised reforms of the Chicago Police Department, nearly two years after a U.S. Justice Department report found a history of civil rights violations by officers. Judge Robert Dow's decision to approve the consent decree is a culmination of a process that ...

Illinois office may seek new sentencing in McDonald slaying

U.S. 01/24/19, 19:35

The Illinois attorney general's office has signaled it may be considering a rare sentencing-related appeal if it concludes a white Chicago police officer's less-than-seven-year prison sentence in the slaying of black teenager Laquan McDonald was wrongly calculated.The office said in a brief statement emailed Thursday it is reviewing Jason Van ...

Update: Laquan McDonald killing prompts political action

U.S. 01/19/19, 16:25

The Latest on cases stemming from the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer. (all times local):3:30 p.m.Two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer ended in ways that left activists and others disappointed and angry.They ...

Black teen’s family laments sentence given to white officer

U.S. 01/19/19, 00:11

The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police.The graphic images of McDonald crumpling to the street while bullets kept striking him stirred expectations that the ...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

U.S. 01/18/19, 19:14

Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke on Friday to six years and nine months in prison in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times after the 17-year-old was on the ground. A jury convicted him in ...

Chicago cop who shot black teen gets nearly 7 years in prison

U.S. 01/18/19, 18:36

The white Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, bringing an end to a historic case that centered on a shocking dashcam video and fueled the national debate over race and law enforcement. Jason Van Dyke was convicted ...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

U.S. 01/17/19, 16:27

Three Chicago police officers have been acquitted of charges that they tried to cover up the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald to protect the officer who pulled the trigger. Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson on Thursday acquitted former Officer Joseph Walsh, former Detective David March and Officer Thomas ...

Judge set to issue verdict in Chicago police cover-up case

U.S. 01/17/19, 01:04

A judge is set to announce a verdict for three Chicago police officers accused of lying in their reports to protect the officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald.Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson has scheduled a hearing Thursday afternoon to announce her decision in the cover-up trial of David ...

Chicago awaits 2 historic hearings in fatal police shooting

U.S. 01/16/19, 19:08

Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald to protect another white officer who shot the black teenager 16 times. That officer, meanwhile, will learn how long he may spend in prison.Officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted ...

Police shooting case lawyers make last sentencing arguments

U.S. 01/14/19, 19:00

Attorneys in the case of the ex-Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald have submitted written arguments on sentencing this week.Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahon doesn't recommend a specific sentence in a Monday filing. He ...

Prosecutor: Cops charged in cover up told the same lies

U.S. 12/06/18, 18:01

A prosecutor says the three Chicago police officers charged with falsifying their reports about the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald told the same lies to protect the officer who pulled the trigger.In her closing argument Thursday afternoon, Special Prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes told Cook County Judge Domenica ...

Prosecutors finish case against officers accused of cover-up

U.S. 12/04/18, 19:23

Prosecutors in the trial of three Chicago police officers charged with lying about the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald have finished presenting their case, and defense attorneys have asked the judge for directed acquittals.The moves Tuesday came after a witness read emails that prosecutors contend suggest the officers' superiors ...

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