Police brutality

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 06, 2018 - 6:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from Chicago patrol officer to convicted felon came suddenly. A clerk announced the...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, second from left, watches closing statements with his defense team during his trial for the first degree shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 In Chicago. From left are: Tammy Wendt, Van Dyke, Elizabeth Fleming, and Daniel Herbert. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 5:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — 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): 7:25 p.m. Hundreds of boisterous but peaceful demonstrators briefly blocked several streets in downtown Chicago after white police...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 2:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away from officers. The video, some of the...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2018 - 7:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald sparred over what video of the deadly encounter actually proves Thursday just before jurors withdrew to begin deliberating. During closing arguments ,...
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Protesters rally outside the Leighton Criminal Courthouse during closing arguments of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke murder trial in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2018. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 5:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — 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): 7:05 p.m. Two alternate jurors in the trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke say they would have found him guilty in the...
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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke listens during his trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Lawyers for the white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of McDonald, a black teenager, opened their defense case Monday with a witness questioning the thoroughness and accuracy of the autopsy. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 24, 2018 - 9:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A defense expert in the trial of a white police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald on Monday criticized the official autopsy results in testimony that seemed to contradict what video of the 2014 shooting shows. Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas testified that...
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In this Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 photo, Chicago Police Detective Roberto Garcia holds officer Jason Van Dyke's 9mm semiautomatic Smith and Wesson at the trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Garcia was asked to confirm it was the gun Van Dyke turned in hours after the shooting that Van Dyke used to kill McDonald. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 19, 2018 - 12:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A doctor testifying in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald said Wednesday that it's impossible to determine the exact order of the wounds the black teenager suffered from 16 shots that were fired. Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, Cook...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, Lamon Reccord, right, stares and yells, "Shoot me 16 times," at a Chicago police officer as he and others march through Chicago's Loop, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 15, 2018 - 6:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of a Chicago police officer facing murder charges in the shooting of a black teen shines a spotlight on a troubled force that has been accused of racial bias, excessive force and a code of silence. Many big cities share these problems, but one expert says that Chicago is...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorneys are expected to start questioning possible jurors in Van Dyke's trial on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
September 10, 2018 - 5:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Five people have been selected so far to sit on the jury for the murder trial of a Chicago police officer. Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald, a...
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"Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, looks over at a sign that reads "You Could be Botham Shem Jean" during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas. Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Jean after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 6:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Dallas police have released the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man. A statement from the Dallas Police Department Saturday says the officer is Amber...
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