• Murder trial to begin in case of Chicago Police officer who shot black teen to death in 2014

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP
    The murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, a Chicago police officer who shot black teen Laquan McDonald to death in 2014, is set to begin Monday.
    Van Dyke contends he shot McDonald 16 times, fearing for his life as the teen swung a knife at him
    Dash cam video shows McDonald holding a knife at the side of his body, about 15 feet away from Van Dyke, walking away from him and other officers, when he was shot down.
    McDonald's death caused widespread protests at the time and sparked a federal review of the department.
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