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Cop Charged With Laquan McDonald’s Murder Posts Bail

  • December 01, 2015

By Mary Wisniewski and Justin Madden

CHICAGO, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A white Chicago military officer, charged with murdering a black teenager, posted bond on Monday afternoon as protests continued over a unit car’s dashboard camera video that showed a officer sharpened a teen 16 times.

Protesters including NAACP President Cornell William Brooks were arrested on Monday, according to a National Association for a Advancement of Colored People. Demonstrators have objected strongly to a 13-month check in releasing a video and charging a officer for a 2014 shooting.

Police officer Jason Van Dyke seemed in shackles during Monday’s hearing, where Cook County Criminal Court Associate Judge Donald Panarese, Jr. set bail during $1.5 million, of that 10 percent had to be posted.

The military kinship boss pronounced kinship members were assisting Van Dyke’s family lift a volume indispensable for Van Dyke to get out of jail.

Last week, Van Dyke was denied bail since a decider wanted to see a video first. Prosecutors asked on Monday that a prior statute stand, though Van Dyke’s lawyer, Daniel Herbert, pronounced his customer acted no moody risk.

Several days of protests in a third-largest U.S. city have followed a recover final Tuesday of a video, that showed Van Dyke gunning down 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in a center of a travel on Oct. 20, 2014, as McDonald was walking divided from military who had confronted him. Van Dyke, 37, was charged with first-degree murder.

High-profile killings of black group during a hands of especially white law coercion officials in U.S. cities over a past dual years have stirred demonstrations opposite a country, and have stoked a inhabitant discuss on competition family and military tactics.

Herbert pronounced Van Dyke is prepared to urge himself. “He is really frightened about a consequences that he’s facing. He’s endangered for his mother and his children. But he’s doing it like a professional,” Herbert said.

“When we see a video alone it does not seem like a pardonable shooting,” Herbert said. But he pronounced that consulting with Van Dyke and experts in a field, he motionless a box was “absolutely defensible.

Dean Angelo, boss of a internal Fraternal Order of Police union, pronounced he saw a video of a shooting, nonetheless believed Van Dyke took “action that he believed during that time to be justified.”

The box stirred an online hazard that sealed a University of Chicago on Monday. Jabari Dean, 21, a tyro during a circuitously University of Illinois during Chicago, was arrested and charged with melancholy to kill 16 white masculine students or staff in plea for a sharpened of McDonald, sovereign prosecutors said.

Ten people were arrested for disrupting trade on Monday, including Brooks and several seminary students as they knelt to urge in a center of LaSalle Street outward City Hall. The criticism began with singing and marching around with dull caskets.

One participant, NAACP College and Youth Director Stephen Green, pronounced he knew they would be arrested and that they motionless “to mangle a man’s law to defend dignified law for mutation in a city of Chicago.”

Green pronounced adult to 300 people took partial in a protest, and some-more were planned. He pronounced a justice date is tentative with a probable fine.

Chicago military reliable that citations were expelled and everybody was released. (Reporting by Justin Madden and Mary Wisniewski; Writing by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Grant McCool and Cynthia Osterman)

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