Chicago officer charged with murder to enter plea

Dec 29, 2015 9:26 AM by Cheryl Wengren

CHICAGO (AP) - An arraignment is scheduled this morning for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager.

Jason Van Dyke faces six counts of first-degree murder and one of official misconduct in the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

A dashcam video was released last month showing Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times as the teenager, armed with a knife, was veering away from officers.

Van Dyke is expected to enter a plea.


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