After high-profile police shootings, the legal and disciplinary process can play out for years. Only in rare instances do officers face charges. NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News •NPR •Reuters
Four Chicago police officers were fired for allegedly covering up the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by officer Jason Van Dyke.
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Three Chicago police officers and a police sergeant have been fired for covering up for Jason Van Dyke after he fatally shot Laquan McDonald, the Police Board said Thursday night. CBS 2's Charlie DeMar..
The Illinois state's attorney who was special prosecutor in the case of a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald says he won't seek re-election. Katie Johnston..
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board has fired four police officers for covering up a white officer’s 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie.. Seattle Times - Published
CHICAGO (AP) — A hearing is set for four Chicago police officers who are fighting their dismissals following accusations they covered up a white officer’s 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager.. Seattle Times - Published Also reported by •MyNorthwest.com
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot wants her former colleagues at the U.S attorney’s office to re-examine the acquittals of three police officers accused of covering up the police.. Seattle Times - Published Also reported by •MyNorthwest.com
With Empire actor Jussie Smollett having all charges dropped against him at the request of the prosecution, MSNBC legal analyst Midwin Charles said the Chicago police department has a bad reputation.. Mediaite - Published
The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by prosecutors to resentence a former Chicago police officer for the controversial shooting death of Laquan McDonald, a black teen whose killing.. USATODAY.com - Published
The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by state prosecutors to hold a new sentencing hearing for ex-Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke who was sentenced to nearly seven years in.. Reuters - Published
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has let stand a less than seven year prison sentence for a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald that some critics.. Seattle Times - Published
Jussie Smollett’s legal defense team has to do three things to save him from conviction: Discredit the main witnesses against him, rebut the police theory that he staged a hoax to get a raise, and.. The Wrap - Published
Lawyers for the white Chicago police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald say prosecutors have no right to challenge his nearly 7-year prison term. FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
Director Ava DuVernay says she is withholding her judgment about Jussie Smollett following reports that Chicago police believe the “Empire” star paid two men to orchestrate a hate assault on.. The Wrap - Published
An attorney for the white Chicago police convicted in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald says the officer was beaten by fellow inmates within hours of his transfer from an Illinois.. USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •FOXNews.com
Illinois' attorney general says he's asking the state Supreme Court to order a new sentence for the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald. (Feb. 11)
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After white former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced last month for the 2014 killing of black teen Laquan McDonald, top local officials urged the third-largest U.S. city to pull.. Reuters - Published
The injuries were not life-threatening but were nonetheless jarring to ex-cop Jason Van Dyke and his family, who have expressed concern that prison officials are able to keep him safe.
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The wife of a white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald says her husband has been assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison. FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
The Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder in the Laquan McDonald killing should have his sentence based on 16 counts of aggravated battery, which could result in a longer prison.. Wall Street Journal - Published
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Monday asked the state's highest court to re-sentence Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer found guilty last month in the shooting death of Laquan.. FOXNews.com - Published
Kwame Raoul, the attorney general, said he wants the prison term of Jason Van Dyke, a Chicago police officer convicted last year of killing Laquan McDonald, reviewed. “This is a question of law,”.. NYTimes.com - Published