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Van Dyke attorney Dan Herbert says his witnesses to include use-of-force expert, pharmacologist, pathologist. Says defense has made an animated video and hired expert for polling to back venue-change motion. Promises that expert's "initial" report by mid-March. #LaquanMcDonald  https://twitter.com/ChipMitchell1/status/954056199560818688 
Defense asks to call in some two-dozen witnesses for Van Dyke claim that #LaquanMcDonald had propensity for violence. Herbert says many encountered teen in Cook County juvenile detention facility. Judge OKs nine, says he'll rule on extent of their testimony after future hearing.  https://twitter.com/ChipMitchell1/status/954037476523495424 
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
After @WBEZ/@BetterGov probe into shootings by suburban Cook County cops, @Suntimes house editorial urges #Illinois lawmakers to require outside agency to review each shooting for possible discipline and draw up rules on using force for #police statewide.  https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-whos-watching-when-the-police-use-deadly-force-in-the-suburbs/ 
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