Jason Van Dyke is the first Chicago police officer to be convicted for an on-duty shooting in 50 years. Sentencing and an appeal are sure to follow, but as that case comes to a close, another is yet to begin.
The former Chicago cop and Cook County prosecutor who represented Jason Van Dyke talks about the trial, the verdict and prospects for an appeal.
The suspended Chicago police officer, who was convicted last week in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, is being sent to Rock Island County Jail nearly three hours away.
The special prosecutor in the Jason Van Dyke murder trial talks with us about one of the highest-profile cases in Chicago history.
Cook County Jail officials say the Chicago cop recently convicted of second-degree murder is being housed in a single cell and closely monitored for his safety and security.
Jurors explain how they came to their decision in the high-profile murder trial.
A 12-person jury has found Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder for the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Jason Van Dyke faces 19 counts in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. With jury deliberations underway, we break down the charges, the evidence and closing arguments.
The U.S. attorney’s office charged a dozen people Thursday with federal drug offenses for allegedly conspiring to sell heroin on Chicago’s West Side.
After nearly three weeks of witness testimony from police officers, medical and law enforcement experts, and police Officer Jason Van Dyke himself, the 12-person jury began deliberations in the high-profile murder case.
Jurors heard from more than 40 witness over the past two-plus weeks, including emotional testimony from Jason Van Dyke himself. On Thursday, they’ll hear closing arguments before beginning their deliberations.
The suspended Chicago police officer spent more than an hour on the witness stand Tuesday, recounting how and why he killed teen Laquan McDonald in 2014. Updates from the high-profile murder trial.
Jurors on Thursday learned how officers, including suspended Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, are trained in the use of firearms as the second week of the high-profile murder trial came to a close.
Attorneys for suspended Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke wrapped up their third day of defense by calling a truck driver who they believe was attacked by Laquan McDonald the night the fatal shooting, and an instructor from Chicago’s police academy.
Jason Van Dyke’s attorneys presented expert testimony and an animated video that purports to show how the shooting occurred from Van Dyke’s perspective during the sixth day of the high-profile murder trial.
Jason Van Dyke is the one facing murder charges, but his attorneys on Monday painted teen Laquan McDonald as a violent drug user who became aggressive when under the influence of PCP.