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This combination of file photos shows Laquan McDonald and former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The Chicago Police Board on Thursday, July 18, 2019, fired four police officers for allegedly covering up Dykes 2014 fatal shooting of teenager McDonald.

Police overseers fire 4 officers in Laquan McDonald-related case

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press July 18, 2019

The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers...

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing for the murder of Laquan McDonald.

Chicago comes to terms with Van Dyke’s 81-month sentence

Brita Hunegs & Emma Oxnevad, Contributing Writer & Asst. News Editor January 28, 2019

Citizens of Chicago were outraged and disappointed when it was announced that former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke will serve less than a decade for committing second degree murder. Van Dyke...

The problem with the campus closure: The intentions for the campus closure and evacuation may have been to protect us, but it put students and faculty in danger

The problem with the campus closure: The intentions for the campus closure and evacuation may have been to protect us, but it put students and faculty in danger

Jacqueline Brennen, Contributing Writer October 15, 2018

On Friday, Oct. 5, DePaul Public Safety sent out an email, text message and phone call to alert students and faculty that the Loop campus would close immediately. This was approximately 20 minutes before...

Chicago police Of cer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court

Chicago verdict comes 4 years after Laquan McDonald’s death

Gerry Broome, Associated Press October 8, 2018

Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from...

Van Dyke trial approaches a verdict as prosecution rests

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor October 1, 2018

The prosecution rested last week in Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial for the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black teenager. Van Dyke and other officers encountered...

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