Prosecutors Rest Case In Van Dyke Trial, Which Resumes Monday

Jim Gudas
September 20, 2018 - 10:04 pm

(Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- After the prosecution rested its case yesterday Thursday in the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, the judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss the case.

Defense attorney Daniel Herbert claimed the state failed to prove Van Dyke acted improperly when he shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. Prosecutor Joseph Cullen argued the state clearly proved it.

Among the final prosecution witnesses to testify was an expert on the deadly use of force by police. Urey Patrick said Van Dyke was not justified in this case.

An FBI ballistics expert also testified for the prosecution.

Jurors will return to the courtroom on Monday.