NOTE: NBC Chicago will offer a live stream with complete coverage beginning at 1 p.m. CT right here.
For many watching the Laquan McDonald saga unfold in Chicago, the next piece of the puzzle will fall into place this week.
The fate of three Chicago police officers at the center of a conspiracy and corruption case surrounding the shooting of the black Chicago teen now rests in the hands of a judge.
Judge Domenica Stephenson is expected to rule on whether the officers manufactured a narrative exaggerating the threat 17-year-old McDonald posed the night he was shot 16 times by former Officer Jason Van Dyke.
Former Officer Joseph Walsh, Officer Thomas Gaffney and former Detective David March are charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy and official misconduct.
Van Dyke was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery. He is expected to be sentenced Friday.
A live feed from the courtroom for both the verdict and Van Dyke's sentencing will be available on NBCChicago.com and in our app. The verdict will also air live on NBC 5.