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Van Dyke Trial Gets Underway With Jury Selection

Dozens of people — from a pool of 200 potential jurors — will be questioned by attorneys on both sides in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke trial this week.

Van Dyke is the white officer who fatally shot black Chicago teen Laquan McDonald in October 2014.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys hope to get to heart of the matter: Will the potential jurors be able to give Van Dyke a fair trial?

Morning Shift talks to Andrea Lyon, professor of law at Valparaiso University, to break down what to pay attention to during the jury selection process and the trial to follow.

GUEST: Andrea Lyon, professor of law at Valparaiso University

LEARN MORE: Picking a jury for the Jason Van Dyke trial: Part psychology, legal strategy and guesswork (Chicago Tribune 9/7/18)

Van Dyke trial gets underway as potential jurors pass by protesters, learn whose fate they could decide (Chicago Tribune 9/5/18)

GLOSSARY: Key legal terms in the trial of Jason Van Dyke (Chicago Sun-Times 9/6/18)

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