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High-profile trial for Chicago officer who shot Laquan McDonald

Police Union Cuts Ties With Jason Van Dyke's Lawyer

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    Van Dyke Lawyer Describes Trial as 'Heavyweight Title Fight'

    “You went into a heavyweight title fight against Mike Tyson with both hands tied behind your back, and you’re still standing.”

    (Published Friday, Oct. 5, 2018)

    The Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago says it will no longer refer officers in need of legal assistance to the attorney who represents convicted former officer Jason Van Dyke.

    Daniel Herbert is a former Chicago police officer and prosecutor who once worked as an FOP staff attorney. He built his private practice largely on representing police officers in labor disputes, civil and criminal cases. Officers can hire Herbert, with FOP financial support when warranted.

    Herbert said Wednesday he appeared a day earlier before members of the board, which expressed displeasure with his handling of Van Dyke's case.

    Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

    Jason Van Dyke's Lawyer Speaks Out After Conviction

    Jason Van Dyke's Lawyer Speaks Out After Conviction

    The defense attorney for Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke speaks out after his client was found guilty of second degree murder. 

    (Published Friday, Oct. 5, 2018)

    Herbert on Monday filed a motion seeking to move to January a hearing on motions to throw out the guilty verdict or grant Van Dyke a new trial.

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