Jason Van Dyke

Laquan McDonald. A Black child in sepia tone smiles at the camera.

Watch the Trailer for Laquan McDonald Documentary, '16 Shots'

The Showtime documentary will examine the 17-year-old’s murder at the hands of the Chicago Police Department and the subsequent cover-up.

Black man in yellow jacket with fist up, holding black and white sign that reads, "Black lives matter." Crowd surrounds him.

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to 6 Years, 9 Months for Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer could be back on the street in just over three years.

Black person in black shirt and blue denim vest with multicolored pins holds white sign with black text

Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty of Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer shot the Black teenager 16 times as he was retreating.

Watch as Jason Van Dyke Stands Trial for Killing Laquan McDonald

The White officer faces six counts of first-degree murder for shooting the retreating Black teen 16 times.

Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Indicted on 16 Additional Charges

“In a moment of leniency, [a jury] may decide to convict him of aggravated battery instead.”

Vic Mensa with black dreadlocks and black shirt and black tattoo on neck against dark-cast background

Vic Mensa Survives Police Violence in Provocative New '16 Shots' Video

The rapper’s new video, which premiered as a Tidal exclusive this weekend, features snippets from the video of Laquan McDonald’s death at the hands of former Chicago Police Department officer Jason Van Dyke.

Police in black patrol attire with black-and-white checkered banners on hats against white police truck with red text

Witness to Laquan McDonald's Death Says Police Pressured Her to Change Story

Alma Benitez’s filed a federal lawsuit alleging intentional coverup and intimidation by officers who asked her about the police-involved shooting.

7 Chicago Cops Implicated in Alleged Cover-Up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson recommended that they be fired for filing false reports that contradict the infamous video of former officer Jason Van Dyke killing McDonald.

ICYMI: Listen to Vic Mensa's Heavy-Hitting Ode to Laquan McDonald, '16 Shots'

The Chicago MC premiered the track on Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 radio show last week before it appeared on his surprise EP, “There’s A Lot Going On.”  

Anita Alvarez Asks Court to Appoint Special Prosecutor in Laquan McDonald Case

After months of protests and a lost election, the state’s attorney finally recused herself from prosecuting the police officer who shot the Black teenager 16 times.

Chicago Police Union Hires Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke was suspended without pay following his indictment for shooting the teenager 16 times.

#ByeAnita: Chicago Voters Oust State's Attorney Anita Alvarez

Challenger Kim Foxx beat out incumbent Alvarez—who infamously waited a full year to indict the Chicago Police officer who killed Laquan McDonald—for the Democratic nomination in Cook County.

You Need to Watch Vic Mensa Perform '16 Shots' at #JUSTICEFORFLINT

Mensa premiered the song—named for the number of times Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald—at Blackout for Human Rights’ #JUSTICEFORFLINT event. 

WATCH: Chance The Rapper Makes History as First Independent Artist to Perform on SNL

The acclaimed Chicago-bred rapper and singer referenced Jason Van Dyke and his killing of Lacquan McDonald during his SNL debut.   

Chicago Top Cop Fired, Nation Asks: Who Else Covered Up Laquan McDonald’s Death?

Critics said it’s not enough and call for Chicago mayor to step down, too, via #ResignRahm tweets.

News Site Posts Gif of Laquan McDonald's Killing, Internet Revolts

The Daily Beast thought it would be good journalism to turn the police shooting death of a 17-year-old Black boy into an animated gif.