Update: Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014 after seeing him walking down a street with a small knife. He was also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery but was found not guilty of official misconduct.
The prosecution in the case argued that Van Dyke struck McDonald 16 times after unnecessarily shooting within 6 seconds of arriving at the scene. The video also disputed Van Dyke's claims that he shot at McDonald because he lunged at him with a knife.
Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by police in October 2014.
Video released in 2015 showed a white police officer, Jason Van Dyke, shoot McDonald 16 times. He has since pleaded not guilty to murder.
Three officers, Thomas Gaffney, David March, and Joseph Walsh, were charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Chicago police have not responded to the charges.