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In October of 2014, a white police officer fatally shot a black teenager on the streets of Chicago. The shooting of Laquan McDonald was captured on video, and sparked outrage across the city. Chicago's top cop was fired, the local state’s attorney was voted out, and the feds were sent in to investigate the culture at the police department. Now, the police officer at the center of the shooting, Jason Van Dyke, will stand trial for murder. WBEZ and the Chicago Tribune look at how Van Dyke and McDonald intersected that night nearly four years ago, the alleged cover-up of the shooting, and...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,008 ratings
This is just an annoying iteration of our bs 24 hour news cycle
aeiou77777 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/19
Comprehensive
Covers all aspects of the shooting and the fallout. Lets everyone speak: the defendant, his attorney, people who knew the victim, the former mayor, activists, journalists and more.
Jack_McCoy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/19
Just great!
I want more
Quasimodo84 via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 11/01/19
Recent Episodes
Judge Vincent Gaughan sentences Jason Van Dyke to 81 months in prison. It means he’ll likely serve about 3 years. The officer celebrates with his attorneys. Young activists are angry and struggle to make sense of it.
Published 01/19/19
Judge Domenica Stephenson finds 3 Chicago police officers did not lie in their reports to cover-up for Jason Van Dyke the night he killed Laquan McDonald. Defense attorneys call her courageous. Activist Will Calloway says the code of silence extends to judges. And we hear from Van Dyke jurors as...
Published 01/18/19
Defense attorneys present just one witness and some documents. That comes after 7 prosecution witnesses over 4 days. The sides make their closing arguments and Judge Domenica Stephenson says she’ll announce a verdict December 19.
Published 12/07/18
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