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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

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.

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