Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan ruled that prosecutors can use statements Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke gave to union reps.
Whenever cops and prosecutors behave so wrongly in Chicago, defenders insist it was a one-off. This is not true.
Defense attorney Dan Herbert formally told a Cook County judge that he planned to file a motion seeking a change of venue for Jason Van Dyke’s trial.
Judge Domenica Stephenson was appointed to hear the case involving three Chicago Police officers accused of covering up for Jason Van Dyke.
The officers made their first court appearance since being indicted last month on charges stemming from the 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Detective David March and Officers Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney are charged with conspiracy, official misconduct, and obstruction of justice.
Local lawyer and experts agree: Jason Van Dyke has a winnable case, despite apparently damning video evidence showing him shooting Laquan McDonald.