Man charged following threats to public officials amid Van Dyke trial

07 October, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Kim Reid
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Though he was originally charged with first-degree murder, jurors were instructed Thursday that they also could consider second-degree murder.

In a statement Chicago cardinal Blase Cupich appealed for protesters to remain peaceful, declaring "hate has no place" in the city.

The shooting sparked a probe from the Justice Department that found deep-rooted systemic civil rights violations by Chicago's police department and prompted the release of a plan with far-reaching police reforms.

Daniel Herbert, Van Dyke's defense attorney, told the jury that the shooting was a "tragedy but not a murder", USA Today reported. He was also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery but was found not guilty of official misconduct.

Chicago police say a person was taken into custody Thursday night following threats made against "officers and public officials" related to the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Last year, the city borrowed US$225 million on police-related settlements and judgments, bringing the total to US$709 million between 2010 and 2017, according to a report by the Action Centre on Race and the Economy.

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"Police officers are going to become security guards", he said.

The prosecution said Van Dyke fired unnecessarily within six seconds after arriving at the scene, striking McDonald 16 times.

In the closing days of the trial, prosecutors hammered away at testimony from a defense psychologist who said Mr. Van Dyke asked his partner before they got to the scene why other officers hadn't shot the suspect, and told his partner that they would have to. The woman said other officers had encountered McDonald that night and "they didn't feel the need to use deadly force".

What happened at the trial?

But Van Dyke said McDonald was behaving erratically and had lunged at him with the knife.

Mr Van Dyke said he continued to shoot "at the knife" after Mr McDonald was on the ground, because he "just wanted him to get rid of that knife". I could see the pain in these people.

The white officer is charged with murder, aggravated battery and official misconduct for shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.

Prosecutors stressed that Van Dyke was the only officer to ever fire a shot at McDonald.

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A judge ordered police to release the dashcam footage in November 2015 after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration fought to withhold the video for a year.

The Justice Department launched an investigation, concluding in a scathing report a year ago that the department violates the constitutional rights of residents.

Police superintendent Garry McCarthy was ousted and the county's top prosecutor, Anita Alvarez, lost her re-election bid amid harsh criticism of her investigation into the incident.

Correction: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly stated that Van Dyke was handcuffed as he was led from the courtroom.

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The verdict will be announced at 1:45 p.m.

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