The Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke who has been charged with first degree murder for the fatal shooting of 17-year old Laquan McDonald, over a year ago is due to make a court appearance today after his arrest last week.
Jason Van Dyke turned himself in last week and was then charged with the first-degree murder of Laquan McDonald, 17.
The police officer’s arrest on Nov. 24, more than a year after McDonald’s death, came hours before dash cam footage of the shooting was released after a judge ordered the City of Chicago to do so.
Last week, a judge announced that the footage of the shooting would be played at Van Dyke’s hearing today.
The 37-year-old police officer has been held without bond.