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Verdict reached in Chicago officer's trial in Laquan McDonald killing

Herbert said there was no question the case is tragic but it did not amount to murder. "It's a tragedy that could have been prevented with one simple step," he said. "At any step during that 20-minute rampage -- if Laquan McDonald had dropped that ...


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Chicago Waits for Verdict in Laquan McDonald Police Shooting

Four years after 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot by a Chicago police officer more than a dozen times, the cop, Jason Van Dyke, could soon face a verdict as a jury began deliberating Thursday. The shooting was recorded by a police dashboard ...

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Jury deliberations to continue Friday in Jason Van Dyke trial

CHICAGO — Jurors are expected to continue deliberations Friday in the trial of Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged with murdering Laquan McDonald. Twelve jurors and three alternates were sequestered Thursday after more than four hours ...


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2 Alternate Jurors Dismissed from Laquan McDonald Trial Say They Were Leaning ...

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 two alternate jurors were ...

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