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16 Shots

16 Shots

In October of 2014, a white police officer fatally shot a black teenager on the streets of Chicago. The shooting of Laquan McDonald was captured on video, and sparked outrage across the city. Chicago's top cop was fired, the local state’s attorney was voted out, and the feds were sent in to investigate the culture at the police department. Now, the police officer at the center of the shooting, Jason Van Dyke, is on trial for murder. WBEZ and the Chicago Tribune look at how Van Dyke and McDonald intersected that night, the alleged cover-up, and the long history of friction between African-Americans and the Chicago Police Department. Click here for more background on the trial, the video, and the people at the heart of this case.

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Friday, August 24th, 2018

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Ep 1: The Night Of

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Ep 2: Pattern & Practice

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Ep 3: The Fallout

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Ep 5: The Trial

Ep 6: Jury Selection Begins

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Ep 7: Bail & Reform

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Ep 8: Building A Jury

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Ep 9: A Jury Of His Peers

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Ep 10: Opening Statements

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Ep 12: The Autopsy Explained

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Ep 13: The Prosecution Rests

Friday, September 21st, 2018

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