WBEZ Answers Listener Questions On Jason Van Dyke Trial

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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Sept. 6, 2018. Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via Pool/AP, file
jason van dyke sept 6
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Sept. 6, 2018. Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via Pool/AP, file

WBEZ Answers Listener Questions On Jason Van Dyke Trial

The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago Police officer charged for the 2014 shooting and death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

The high-profile trial will resume Monday and the defense will present their evidence.

Morning Shift tackles questions from listeners about legal procedures, testimony and key players in the courtroom, including Judge Vincent Gaughan and Van Dyke’s lead defense attorney Dan Herbert.

GUESTS: Sharone Mitchell, Jr., Program Director of the Illinois Justice Project

Robert Loeb, a former Cook County prosecutor and current defense attorney

Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

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