Chicago Cop Charged in Laquan Killing Posts Bail
Jason Van Dyke pays $150K, hits the streets
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2015 6:25 PM CST
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke leaves the Cook County Jail after posting bond on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(Newser) – The Chicago police officer charged with killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has paid his $150,000 bond and walked out of jail, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. A judge set bail for officer Jason Van Dyke at $1.5 million earlier in the day. Meanwhile, authorities have released the dashcam video that shows Van Dyke repeatedly shooting McDonald on Nov. 24 on the southwest side of Chicago, the AP reports. And in related news, the University of Chicago will re-open tomorrow after police arrested 21-year-old Jabari Dean with allegedly threatening to murder 16 white male staff or students at the school. The school had shut down after an online threat was posted Sunday night. (A Burger King manager says 86 minutes of the "Laquan video" have gone missing.)

 

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