The jury deciding Officer Jason Van Dyke's fate convicted him of second degree murder in the death of Laquan McDonald.
The three cops are charged with conspiring to cover up alleged wrongdoing by Officer Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
A new indictment unsealed Thursday added 16 counts of aggravated battery to the case against Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014.
Chicago's Rep. Bobby Rush introduces legislation to mandate the proper use of police body cameras and dash cams.
Lawyers for officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan Mcdonald, requested a dismissal of the criminal case Tuesday. A judge also approved the release of Mcdonald's juvenile records to the lawyers.
Many are outraged that an officer under investigation for fatal shootings was returned to street duty. Officials claim it was a mistake.
Chicago's police chief said a climate of fear over protests makes cops reluctant to use their gun. That endangers their lives and public safety.
As the election season ramps up with the topic of policing in minority communities front and center, we thought it imperative to bring you new details regarding the investigations surrounding the tragic deaths that still haunt the nation.
City officials and community leaders are fearing the worst, saying that the heightened gun violence will only increase over the summer
Arguing that her recent election loss could complicate an already complex investigation, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has recused herself from prosecuting the Laquan McDonald case, reports the Chicago Tribune. Alvarez, who released a statement Thursday, said “the interests of justice after she lost the election would best be served by having an independent prosecutor […]
Jeff Asher, a crime analyst and contributor to FiveThirtyEight.com, joined Roland Martin on Wednesday's edition of NewsOne Now to discuss Chicago's spike in crime.
Vic Mensa stopped his performance to speak about police brutality and the mistreatment of disenfranchised people.