Deliberations resuming in Chicago police shooting case

U.S. 10/05/18, 00:17

The city of Chicago is watching closely for word of a verdict in the case of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for ...

Key players in trial of Chicago officer who shot black teen

U.S. 10/04/18, 18:26

A look at some of the key players in the murder trial of white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke for the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.LAQUAN MCDONALDOn the October 2014 night Laquan McDonald was shot to death, he was like so many other children of broken homes on ...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

U.S. 10/04/18, 17:46

A jury is deliberating in the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke nearly four years after he shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times.Some key moments in the case:2014Oct. 20: Van Dyke fatally shoots McDonald after responding to a call about a teenager breaking into vehicles ...

Fate of Chicago officer charged with murder in jury’s hands

U.S. 10/04/18, 15:53

A jury is deciding whether white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke committed murder and other crimes when he shot Laquan McDonald 16 times as he walked away from officers while carrying a knife on Oct. 20, 2014. They began deliberations Thursday after sitting through three weeks of evidence in ...

Update: Chicago officer’s biggest option ‘was time’

U.S. 10/04/18, 11:17

The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local):10 a.m.A prosecutor in the murder trial of a white Chicago police officer who shot Laquan McDonald says the black teenager wasn't doing anything that made ...

Closing arguments set in Chicago officer’s murder trial

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:12

From the moment Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, the case has centered around the video.As attorneys prepare to make their final arguments on Thursday, the question is what jurors will think after watching the video repeatedly over ...

Update: Attorneys rest cases in Chicago officer’s trial

U.S. 10/03/18, 11:40

The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local):10:30 a.m.Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke testifies on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald ...

Defense expected to rest its case in Chicago officer’s trial

U.S. 10/03/18, 01:06

Attorneys for the Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald are expected to rest their case.Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke dabs his eyes as he testifies in his murder trial Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018, in Chicago, for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. ...

Update: Expert: Shooting of teen ‘reasonable’

U.S. 10/02/18, 12:45

The Latest on the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. (all times local):11:35 p.m.A psychologist says white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke's shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald was a "reasonable response" to what he perceived as ...

Murder trial of Chicago police officer to resume

U.S. 10/01/18, 00:11

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke's attorneys are closing in on their last witnesses and it's still not clear whether Van Dyke will take the stand himself to testify about the night he fatally shot Laquan McDonald.Defense attorneys are expected to continue presenting their case when the first-degree murder trial ...

Decision looms for Chicago officer: to testify or not

U.S. 09/28/18, 16:04

Answering the question of what white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was thinking when he shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times will be crucial for jurors once they start deliberating on a verdict at his murder trial. And there's only one person who knows for sure what the ...

Defense for Chicago police officer puts slain teen on trial

U.S. 09/27/18, 13:27

Now it is Laquan McDonald who is on trial.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 the black teenager 16 times, attorneys for the white officer are presenting their own evidence. Their contention: The ...

Witnesses at officer murder trial portray teen as dangerous

U.S. 09/26/18, 17:36

A Chicago police officer told jurors Wednesday at the trial of a white police officer charged with murder in the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald that officers warned years earlier about the possibility of people carrying guns disguised as knives.Another officer testified she thought McDonald might have had a gun ...

Jurors shown animated of killing at officer’s murder trial

U.S. 09/25/18, 18:05

Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer who killed a black teenager presented an animated video to jurors on Tuesday that aimed to depict the officer's perspective during the shooting and support his claim that he feared for his safety when he shot Laquan McDonald 16 times.The animated video is ...

Chicago officer’s defense questioning autopsy on teenager

U.S. 09/24/18, 17:15

Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald opened their defense case Monday with a witness questioning the thoroughness and accuracy of the autopsy.Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens during the fourth day of his first degree murder trial ...

Race central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn’t hear it

U.S. 09/21/18, 14:30

The jury in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald has heard very little about race.Tina Hunter, left, wipes her eyes as she watches from the gallery during Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's first ...

Trial to resume for Chicago officer charged with murder

U.S. 09/19/18, 00:27

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police officers clearly do not want to be in court testifying against a colleague accused of murder, with one of them so uncomfortable he couldn't bring himself to point to the man on trial, something witnesses are routinely asked to do.

Jury shown shooting video repeatedly at Chicago cop’s trial

U.S. 09/18/18, 01:12

CHICAGO (AP) — The last moments of Laquan McDonald's life played over and over again for the jury. An officer pulls up, gets out of a squad car and opens fire as the black teenager walks away from police, a small knife in one hand. McDonald crumples to the ground. ...

Video of shooting on repeat at Chicago cop’s murder trial

U.S. 09/17/18, 12:49

CHICAGO (AP) — The last moments of Laquan McDonald's life played over and over again for the jury. An officer pulls up, gets out of a squad car and opens fire as the black teenager walks away from police, a small knife in one hand. McDonald crumples to the ground. ...

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