Chicago Police involved Shooting

CPD wants 6-month Suspension for Cop who Shot Unarmed Teen

(Sun Times Wire) The Chicago Police Department is seeking a six-month suspension for the sergeant who shot an unarmed, developmentally disabled man in August 2017. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability — which investigates use of force by CPD officers — found that Sgt. Khalil Muhammad was not justified when he shot Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes…

Van Dyke, GUILTY

(Sun Times Wire) When Jason Van Dyke climbed onto the witness stand Tuesday to explain why he killed Laquan McDonald, he needed to win over the dozen men and women chosen to decide his fate in a historic verdict. Three days later, that jury of eight women and four men found Van Dyke guilty of…

Van Dyke Testifies, Closing Arguments Thursday

(Sun Times Wire) After the prosecution called one rebuttal witness to the stand, it rested its case in rebuttal, and the defense called no more witnesses. Jurors will hear closing arguments on Thursday. This morning, lawyers from both sides will discuss the critical instructions that will be read to the jury before they begin to…

Van Dykes’s Defense Uses Computer Animation re-creating the Shooting of Laquan McDonald

(Tribune) Officer Jason Van Dyke’s legal team continued presenting its case for a second day in his murder trial Tuesday, including a much-anticipated computer animation re-creating the shooting of Laquan McDonald from the embattled police officer’s perspective. Here are five takeaways from the sixth overall day of testimony. Jurors on Tuesday watched the much-anticipated defense…