1. Defense to rest case a day after Chicago officer who killed Laquan McDonald testified

    Defense to rest case a day after Chicago officer who killed Laquan McDonald testified

    A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald testified that he opened fire when the black teenager kept advancing toward him while waving a knife, adamantly sticking to his version of events even when confronted with video that showed a different scene.

    In a clear but sometimes halting voice, at times fighting back tears, Officer Jason Van Dyke described arriving in his police SUV to find McDonald in a city street, carrying a small knife that the 17-year-old had previously used to puncture the tire of a squad car after officers responded to a report of someone breaking into vehicles. Van Dyke later turned defiant under Tuesday’s questioning by prosecutors who pointed ...

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