Judge Takes More Time To Convene Laquan McDonald Grand Jury

In this frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by white officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. The Task Force on Police Accountability recommends abolishing the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates officer misconduct. The panel was created in the wake of protests over Van Dyke’s fatal shooting of McDonald.
In this frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Chicago Police Department via AP File
In this frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by white officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. The Task Force on Police Accountability recommends abolishing the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates officer misconduct. The panel was created in the wake of protests over Van Dyke’s fatal shooting of McDonald.
In this frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Chicago Police Department via AP File

Judge Takes More Time To Convene Laquan McDonald Grand Jury

CHICAGO (AP) — Plans to ask a grand jury to consider charges against Chicago police in the Laquan McDonald case have been delayed

Special prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes on Monday received more time to prepare. A judge in the case hoped to empanel a grand jury Monday, but WLS-TV reports that Holmes needs time to collect the thousands of pages of documents in the case. She says she hopes she can present evidence to grand jurors by the end of the year.

A white Chicago police officer has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the black teenager’s October 2014 shooting death. Officer Jason Van Dyke is accused of shooting the teen 16 times.

Holmes was appointed in July to investigate whether there was a possible police cover-up in the case.