Chicago Cop Charged in Teen’s Murder


(WMAQ) The Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting a teen 16 times in October 2014 was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday.

Now the city braces for the moment video of the “disturbing” shooting is released to the public.

Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning and was later ordered held without bail in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Van Dyke is scheduled to appear in court again Monday as Judge Donald Panarese said he wants to see video of the shooting.

The dash-cam video, which a judge ordered police to release by Nov. 25, is said to show the teen holding a small knife and walking away from officers when one unexpectedly opens fire, spraying the teen with more than a dozen bullets and continuing to shoot as McDonald lies lifeless on the ground, according to an attorney for the McDonald family.

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