The Illinois law that protects journalists from having to reveal their confidential sources is scheduled for a rare test Wednesday at a pretrial hearing in the murder case against Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald.
A Chicago police officer was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for using excessive force on two black 15-year-olds he shot and wounded in 2013. Prosecutors argued for Marco Proano, an 11-year Chicago Police Department veteran, to get eight years in prison. Proano’s attorney asked for probation and a fine, calling the officer a scapegoat for police misconduct that’s been stirring in Chicago. The incident was Proano’s third shooting as a Chicago officer.
Judge Vincent Gaughan threatens Van Dyke attorney Dan Herbert with contempt finding for motion filed without stamp showing it was to be hidden from public per decorum order. Judge says motion names potential witnesses whose safety could be "jeopardized" if testifying for defense.
40 minutes before today's pretrial hearing in murder case against #Chicago#police officer Jason Van Dyke, sheriff's police take unusual step of sweeping the courtroom with sniffing dogs. #LaquanMcDonald
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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