Shooting of Laquan McDonald in Chicago

Lead defense attorney Daniel Herbert gestures at an animated video portraying Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and Laquan McDonald as it's shown to the jury during the first degree murder trial of Van Dyke for the shooting death of McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 25, 2018 - 4:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — 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...
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Tina Hunter, center, wipes her eyes as she watches from the gallery during Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's trial for the shooting death of her son Laquan McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.(Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 21, 2018 - 2:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. Just once, during opening statements, have prosecutors even brought up the fact that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was black,...
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Chicago Police Officer Joseph McElligott raises his right hand as he prepares to take the stand and testify during the opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 18, 2018 - 5:17 pm
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. But one after another — whether...
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Attorney General Lisa Madigan, flanked by Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel hold up a copy of the proposed consent decree during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2918 in Chicago. The 226-page document was submitted Thursday to a Chicago federal judge. (Antonio Perez /Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 2:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor and Illinois' attorney general unveiled an updated plan Thursday to reform the city's police, saying it will ensure permanent, far-reaching changes within a 12,000-officer department that has a long history of committing serious civil rights abuses. The more than 200-...
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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke walks into the courthouse, Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, 2018, in Chicago. Prospective jurors in the murder trial of Dyke who killed black teenager Laquan McDonald are to be given questionnaires as the first phase of jury selection starts Wednesday. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 1:56 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): 1:30 p.m. A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager has posted $200 bond and walked out of the courthouse after being...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Emanuel announced Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, that he will not seek a third term in 2019. AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
September 04, 2018 - 12:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In a surprise announcement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would abandon his effort to seek a third term next year and gave no reason for his sudden change of heart. The 58-year-old former White House chief of staff said only that he and his wife "look forward to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018 photo, Wesley Bell stands outside the Ferguson, Mo., police headquarters a day after he defeated longtime St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary. Bell's 57 percent to 43 percent victory over McCulloch, a white prosecutor first elected in 1990, is the latest win for the Black Lives Matter movement, which has increasingly shifted from protest to local politics in recent years. Voters concerned with the killing of unarmed black people by police have made their voices heard from Ferguson to Cleveland to Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
August 10, 2018 - 10:54 am
When LaShell Eikerenkoetter cast her vote for Wesley Bell in the St. Louis County Democratic primary on Tuesday, she took the spirit of Michael Brown with her to the ballot box. She had a sole purpose on Election Day: Get rid of Bob McCulloch , the veteran prosecutor who did not get an indictment...
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