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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, January 18th, 2019

Ep 30: 81 Months

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Ep 29: Not Guilty

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Ep 27: Cover-up Trial Begins

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Ep 26: Bad Paper

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Ep 25: Benedictions

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Ep 24: Inside The Jury Room

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Ep 22: Closing Arguments

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Ep 21: The Defense Rests

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Ep 20: Van Dyke Testifies

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Ep 19: Will He Testify?

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Ep 18: The Effects Of PCP

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Ep 17: The Initial Call

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Ep 15: The Defense Begins

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Ep 13: The Prosecution Rests

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Ep 12: The Autopsy Explained

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

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