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Chicago officer charged with murder out on bail (graphic images)

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 00:52

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)A police officer in Chicago charged with fatally shooting a black teenager last year has posted bail. Julie Noce reports.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: MATERIAL CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke walks through a swarm of media after posting bond on Monday evening. The 37-year-old is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, in 2014. A dashcam video of the shooting shows the teen walking away from police, but then getting shot some 16 times as he falls to the ground. Demonstrations have erupted since the tape was released last week. A group of protesters gathered outside police headquarters Monday evening after Van Dyke was released. Van Dyke's lawyers say his client is scared about the consequences he's facing but is prepared to defend himself. High-profile killings of black men at the hands of mainly white law enforcement officials in the U.S. recently have prompted demonstrations across the country, and have stoked a national debate on race relations and police tactics.

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Chicago officer charged with murder out on bail (graphic images)

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 00:52