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What Is This Feeling? What Is This Feeling?

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…

2 Alternate Jurors Dismissed from Laquan McDonald Trial Say They Were Leaning Towards a Murder Conviction 2 Alternate Jurors Dismissed from Laquan McDonald Trial Say They Were Leaning Towards a Murder Conviction

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.

'The Video Doesn't Show My Perspective': Jason Van Dyke Testifies About Shooting Laquan McDonald as Trial Draws to Close 'The Video Doesn't Show My Perspective': Jason Van Dyke Testifies About Shooting Laquan McDonald as Trial Draws to Close

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,…

Officer Jason Van Dyke Is Accused of Murder, But Laquan McDonald Is on Trial Officer Jason Van Dyke Is Accused of Murder, But Laquan McDonald Is on Trial

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.

Trial Begins Today for Chicago Officer Who Shot and Killed Laquan McDonald Trial Begins Today for Chicago Officer Who Shot and Killed Laquan McDonald

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 Who Killed Laquan McDonald Violated Bail Conditions, Judge Rules Chicago Police Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Violated Bail Conditions, Judge Rules

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.

New Study Says the Record of Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Could Have Predicted Deadly Encounter New Study Says the Record of Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Could Have Predicted Deadly Encounter

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 Officer Who Killed 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald Breaks Silence for the 1st Time Since Fatal Shooting Chicago Officer Who Killed 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald Breaks Silence for the 1st Time Since Fatal Shooting

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.

Prosecutors Cannot Call Laquan McDonald, 17-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Chicago Cop, a 'Victim' During Murder Trial Prosecutors Cannot Call Laquan McDonald, 17-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Chicago Cop, a 'Victim' During Murder Trial

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.

3 Chicago Cops Plead Not Guilty to Conspiracy Charges in Alleged Cover-Up in Laquan McDonald’s Shooting Death  3 Chicago Cops Plead Not Guilty to Conspiracy Charges in Alleged Cover-Up in Laquan McDonald’s Shooting Death 

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.

3 Chicago Cops Facing Multiple Charges in Alleged Cover-Up in Laquan McDonald’s Shooting Death 3 Chicago Cops Facing Multiple Charges in Alleged Cover-Up in Laquan McDonald’s Shooting Death

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.

Cops in Charge of Laquan McDonald Case Must Testify About Night of His Shooting Death, Judge Rules Cops in Charge of Laquan McDonald Case Must Testify About Night of His Shooting Death, Judge Rules

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.

Wife of Chicago Cop Charged in Death of Laquan McDonald Says Job Offer Pulled Because of Case Wife of Chicago Cop Charged in Death of Laquan McDonald Says Job Offer Pulled Because of Case

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.

Chicago Cop Faces New Charges in Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald Chicago Cop Faces New Charges in Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald

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.

Grand Jury to Investigate Alleged Police Cover-Up in Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald Grand Jury to Investigate Alleged Police Cover-Up in Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald

A grand jury will hear evidence of a possible cover-up by several Chicago police officers surrounding the death of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager who was fatally shot by a white officer, Reuters reports.

Chicago Police Move to Fire 5 Cops Involved in Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald Chicago Police Move to Fire 5 Cops Involved in Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald

Chicago police are looking to fire five officers who were involved in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, The Guardian reports.

Attorneys for Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald Seek Access to Teen's Juvenile Record  Attorneys for Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald Seek Access to Teen's Juvenile Record 

Defense attorneys for the Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald are asking for access to the 17-year-old's juvenile records, which detail his history as a state ward, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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