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  • Judge unseals motion to move Jason Van Dyke murder t...

    Thursday Jun 28 | via Daily Herald 

    Lawyers for the Chicago Police officer charged with the murder of Laquan McDonald say that the publicity surrounding the case has made it impossible for Jason Van Dyke to get a fair trial in front of Cook County jurors. Van Dike's motion for a change of venue, filed in March but unsealed only this week by Judge Vincent Gaughan, includes nearly 600 pages of press releases and news articles, sections of reports from the U.S. Department of Justice and a mayoral police reform task force -- all of which Van Dyke's attorneys say are evidence of a "massive flood of pretrial publicity" that would taint potential jurors.

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  • Chicago tentatively settles lawsuit over police shoo...

    Jun 8, 2018 | via Chicago Tribune 

    A funeral for Bettie Jones, 55, who was accidentally shot by Chicago police, was held Jan. 6, 2016, at New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. The city of Chicago has tentatively settled a lawsuit by the family of an innocent bystander who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer as he opened fire at a teen carrying a baseball bat.

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