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.
More allegations flew in the Laquan Mcdonald shooting case with lawyers for Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke having claimed Friday that prosecutors "misled" the jury and Dyke was "sacrificed" to an angry mob" in their latest attempt for a dismissal of charges against the cop.
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.
McDonald, a 17-year-old Chicago teen, was shot 16 times in 2014 by officer Jason Van Dyke. McDonald's death lit a long simmering fire within Chicago that led to protests, calls for Emanuel's resignation, the termination of former superintendent Garry McCarthy, and a Justice Department probe.
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Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago officer charged in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, was released from jail after posting 10 percent of his $1.5 million bond.
Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush are demanding the mayor, police Superintendent and state’s attorney of Chicago resign from their positions after waiting 400 days to release the video footage of Laquan McDonald's death.