Tag: Jason Van Dyke

Officers Charged with Obstruction, Conspiracy in Laquan McDonald Case

Three police officers have been charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and official misconduct for their roles in the cover up of the 2014 fatal shooting of Black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white police officer. “These defendants lied about what occurred during a police-involved shooting in order to prevent…

Police Union Hires Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald

The Chicago police union hired Jason Van Dyke, the police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald, the union’s president, Dean Angelo, announced last week. Related Story: Chicago Releases Graphic Video of White Cop Shooting Black Teen 16 Times Angelo described the position as a “jack-of-all-trades” role: “He might be on…

Chicago Police Chief Fired in Face of Mounting Pressure

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was fired Tuesday amid growing calls for his ouster after a video released last week after more than a year showed the brutal killing of a Black teen by one of his officers. The video, which the city of Chicago resisted releasing for more than…

Rev. Jackson Leads Chicago Protesters Over City's Yearlong Cover-Up

More than 2,000 protesters tookto the streets in one of Chicago’s busiest shopping districts during Black Friday following the release of a graphic video last week showing the year-old murder of a Black teenager by a white police officer who shot him 16 times. The video, which the city of…