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High-profile trial for Chicago officer who shot Laquan McDonald

See the Videos at the Center of the Laquan McDonald Shooting and Jason Van Dyke's Murder Trial

Dashcam footage showing the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting was made public on Nov. 25, 2015

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    RAW: Police Video of Fatal Shooting of Laquan McDonald

    ***WARNING: This video is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. *** In the dash-cam video, which a judge ordered police to release by Nov. 25, Laquan McDonald first appears about 5 minutes, 16 seconds in, and is seen walking down a street. The teen, who police say was armed with a knife, walks diagonally across the street, away from police officers at the scene. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015)

    What to Know

    • Van Dyke is charged with murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old McDonald nearly four years ago

    • The Chicago police officer was captured on dashcam video shooting McDonald 16 times the night of Oct. 20, 2014, on the city's Southwest Side

    • Van Dyke entered a plea of not guilty

    UPDATE: A verdict was reached in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in Laquan McDonald's fatal shooting. Read more here.

    For more than a year, what exactly happened in the fatal shooting of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald remained a mystery. But in November 2015, one video changed it all.

    Dashcam footage showing the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting was made public on Nov. 25, 2015, sparking anger and outrage that poured into city streets in the form of massive protests.

    Fast forward to 2018 and that one video is now among several raising questions on a moment that would ultimately transform the city's police department and prompt political change.

    Take a look back at the footage that shaped the case now at the center of a high-profile murder trial.

    Dash-Cam 1: Additional Footage of Night Laquan McDonald Was Shot ReleasedDash-Cam 1: Additional Footage of Night Laquan McDonald Was Shot Released

    ***WARNING: The video in this story is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.***

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

    Dash-Cam 2: Additional Footage of Night Laquan McDonald Was Shot ReleasedDash-Cam 2: Additional Footage of Night Laquan McDonald Was Shot Released

    ***WARNING: The video in this story is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.***

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

    Dash-Cam 3: Additional Footage of Night Laquan McDonald Was Shot ReleasedDash-Cam 3: Additional Footage of Night Laquan McDonald Was Shot Released

    ***WARNING: The video in this story is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.***

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

    Dash-Cam 4: Additional Footage of Night Laquan McDonald Was Shot ReleasedDash-Cam 4: Additional Footage of Night Laquan McDonald Was Shot Released

    ***WARNING: The video in this story is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.***

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

    Video From Burger King Near Laquan McDonald Shooting ReleasedVideo From Burger King Near Laquan McDonald Shooting Released

    Newly released video from surveillance cameras at a Burger King restaurant, near the scene where 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last year, confirms that the video is missing 86 minutes, including the moments when McDonald was shot. NBC 5's Phil Rogers reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

    Defense Recreates McDonald Shooting From Van Dyke's ViewDefense Recreates McDonald Shooting From Van Dyke's View

    Jason Van Dyke's defense attorneys show jurors a recreation of the shooting of Laquan McDonald from the Chicago police officer's perspective, based on laser analysis of the scene.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

    16 Gunshots in 14 Seconds are 'Deliberate and Methodical'16 Gunshots in 14 Seconds are 'Deliberate and Methodical'

    Jurors at Jason Van Dyke's trial watched a video Thursday showing an FBI agent shooting 16 shots in 4 seconds. In another video, the agent fired 16 shots in 14.2 seconds -- the same amount of time Van Dyke fired all 16 shots at Laquan McDonald. The FBI expert called those shots “deliberate and methodical.”

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

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