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, ...

2 major cases add up to big doubts about Chicago prosecutor

Entertainment 04/01/19, 18:18

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police officer with murdering black teenager Laquan McDonald. Then Foxx, who is a survivor of sexual assault as a child, grabbed national attention ...

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 ...

Contrasts abound for 2 black women in Chicago mayoral runoff

Politics 02/27/19, 17:02

A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department says voters likely had the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald on their minds when they advanced her to a runoff featuring two black female candidates for mayor. Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot's first-place finish in Tuesday's opening round ...

Update: 2 black women advance in Chicago mayor race

U.S. 02/26/19, 23:21

The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local):10:20 p.m.Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will face former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot in a runoff to become Chicago's next mayor.FILE - In this Dec. 9. 2018 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks during a news conference ...

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 ...

Experts: Decent chance Van Dyke’s sentence will be tossed

U.S. 01/25/19, 23:53

Some legal experts believe there's a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be tossed out and a new sentencing ordered.Van Dyke, 40, ...

Experts: Decent chance Van Dyke’s sentence will be tossed

U.S. 01/25/19, 19:42

Some legal experts believe there's a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be tossed out and a new sentencing ordered.Van Dyke, 40, went ...

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 ...

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 ...

Update: Officers acquitted of Laquan McDonald cover-up

U.S. 01/17/19, 15:20

The Latest on the trial of three Chicago police officers accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald (all times local):2:20 p.m.A judge has acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to protect another officer ...

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