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Christy Gutowski
Chicago Tribune reporter with interest in watchdog investigative topics, especially child welfare and criminal justice. cmgutowski@chicagotribune.com
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WBEZ Sep 20
In the latest episode of the 16 Shots podcast: ⁦ breaks down key moments from Wednesday's testimony in the , and we get into the legacy of . Listen:
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Christy Gutowski Sep 20
Jason Van Dyke and his wife, Tiffany, leave the Leighton Criminal Court Building Thursday after prosecutors rested their case in the officer’s murder trial for the 2014 on-duty shooting of .
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Christy Gutowski Sep 20
Judge Vincent Gaughan denies defense's motion for a directed verdict.
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Christy Gutowski Sep 20
Prosecutor Joseph McMahon just rested the state's case.
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Stacy St. Clair Sep 20
So to confirm because you guys have asked: The prosecution is, indeed, about to rest. However, this is not the last we'll hear from their witnesses. Expect them to call witnesses to rebut Jason Van Dyke's self-defense claim after the defense is done.
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Christy Gutowski Sep 20
A motorist, Jose Torres, told jurors he became upset upon hearing more fired shots when was on the pavement: "I said why the f#$@ are they still shooting him when he’s on the ground?"
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Stacy St. Clair Sep 20
Jason Van Dyke passing notes to his attorneys, writing in his legal bad and whispering with attorneys too. He is as engaged with the testimony right now as I have seen him throughout this entire case.
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Jason Meisner Sep 20
Prosecution nearing end of its evidence as trial enters Day 4. follow the Tribune’s live trial blog, w/ and
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Christy Gutowski Sep 19
Jason Van Dyke just left the Leighton Criminal Court Building after an intense third day of testimony saturated with graphic autopsy photos and testimony.
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Jason Meisner Sep 19
While on break, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has arrived. He’s seated in the public spectator section. We still have 8 more gunshots to go.
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Jason Meisner Sep 19
As the gruesome parade of autopsy photos continues, Jason Van Dyke is mostly staring straight ahead, occasionally glancing at an open laptop on the defense table. Members of McDonald’s family have stayed, one clutching a tissue.
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Jason Meisner Sep 19
Arunkumar now leading jury through each of the 16 shots. starting with one to the top of McDonald's head. Lights dimmed in the courtroom as a photo of the wound is shown. Jurors looking on with serious expressions.
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Christy Gutowski Sep 19
Cook County Medical Examiner Ponni Arunkumar, on the stand seated near jury box, begins to go through dozens of graphic autopsy photos in the murder trial of CPD officer Jason Van Dyke. Jury now seeing a close-up photo of grazed scalp wound. ...
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Stacy St. Clair Sep 19
There were 16 gunshots to Laquan McDonald, the medical examiner testifies.
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Stacy St. Clair Sep 19
Defense again trying to push the idea Laquan McDonald died at the scene, while prosecution saying he still had a chance. All of it an effort to sway the jury's perception of about a dozen CPD officers standing around the teen and not a single one on video trying to help.
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Stacy St. Clair Sep 19
Paramedic says Laquan McDonald lost his pulse in the ambulance as they worked to save him.
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Stacy St. Clair Sep 19
Judge is allowing prosecutors to recall the FBI expert, who will provide the background for the video. Judge might enter the video into evidence after the other experts testify, but he will rule on that later.
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Stacy St. Clair Sep 19
Cook County Sheriff's deputies made a single-stall men's bathroom adjacent to the overflow room a "unisex" bathroom, sparing female reporters from having to run to one further away during breaks. There have been so many bathroom victories for women during this trial, you guys.
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Christy Gutowski Sep 18
Jason Van Dyke's partner, testifying under immunity, says infamous shooting video doesn't accurately depict the danger the two faced that night. His dramatic testimony and other highlights from Day 2 of testimony. , , and me.
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Megan Crepeau Sep 18
Replying to @crepeau
Now on the stand is retired CPD officer Victor Rivera, who was assigned to the county morgue the day after McDonald was shot - ie, the day the autopsy was scheduled to take place.
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