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Chicago cop indicted on six murder counts in Laquan McDonald shooting

Chicago cop indicted on six murder counts in Laquan McDonald shooting

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke has been formally indicted on six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct for fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, the Tribune has learned.

The case has created a firestorm after the release last month of a dash-cam video showed Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times within seconds of stepping out of his police car as the black teen moved away from the white officer.

Hours before city officials made the video public Nov. 24 on orders of a Cook County judge, prosecutors charged Van Dyke with a single count of first-degree murder. State's Attorney Anita Alvarez acknowledged...

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