Jason Van Dyke Goes On The Record For ‘16 Shots’ Podcast
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke will stand trial on murder charges next week in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald — a case that captured national attention following the release of police dashcam video that contradicted the department’s official narrative. You can also hear Van Dyke in 16 Shots, a new WBEZ-Tribune podcast about the shooting death of McDonald and the troubled relationship between the black community and the Chicago Police Department. In his first interview since the fatal shooting, Van Dyke sat down with Chicago Tribune reporter Christy Gutowski. Gutowski and WBEZ criminal justice reporter Shannon Heffernan joined Morning Shift to talk about the aftermath of the shooting, Van Dyke’s trial and the 16 Shots podcast.