A new indictment unsealed Thursday added 16 counts of aggravated battery to the case against Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014.
More allegations flew in the Laquan Mcdonald shooting case with lawyers for Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke having claimed Friday that prosecutors "misled" the jury and Dyke was "sacrificed" to an angry mob" in their latest attempt for a dismissal of charges against the cop.
Lawyers for officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan Mcdonald, requested a dismissal of the criminal case Tuesday. A judge also approved the release of Mcdonald's juvenile records to the lawyers.
Many are outraged that an officer under investigation for fatal shootings was returned to street duty. Officials claim it was a mistake.
McDonald, a 17-year-old Chicago teen, was shot 16 times in 2014 by officer Jason Van Dyke. McDonald's death lit a long simmering fire within Chicago that led to protests, calls for Emanuel's resignation, the termination of former superintendent Garry McCarthy, and a Justice Department probe.
As the election season ramps up with the topic of policing in minority communities front and center, we thought it imperative to bring you new details regarding the investigations surrounding the tragic deaths that still haunt the nation.
City officials and community leaders are fearing the worst, saying that the heightened gun violence will only increase over the summer
The petition, filed this week in a Cook County Circuit court, seeks to have Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez removed from the case due to her connection with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
The city of Chicago has begun a $5.5 payout of reparations to nearly 60 individuals who were tortured by the police in the 1970s and 1980s. The announcement of the reparation payment was made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, just as his city is enduring tensions between citizens the police force over recent events. […]
Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke and his fellow officers painted a different narrative of the evening Laquan McDonald was fatally shot, according to the official police report, released Friday evening.