The shooting death of Laquan McDonald did not receive major media attention when it happened in 2014. The case of the 17-year-old African-American who was shot and killed by Chicago police is finally getting exposure.
Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Tuesday morning in the killing of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald. He is currently out on bail. Van Dyke is facing a first-degree murder charge for fatally shooting McDonald. The next hearing in his case is scheduled for Jan. 29.
A $1.5 million bond has been set for former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who is facing a first-degree murder charge for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Chicago Sun-Times reports. Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. made the decision Monday afternoon.