Officer Jason Van Dyke Given $1.5 Million Bail
The officer who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times, 13 of which were when the teen was already down, has been given a bail of $1.5 million.
SMH…how come when someone kills a black kid they automatically get a bail??? George Zimmerman anyone???
A judge set bail at $1.5 million for the Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Officer Jason Van Dyke has been in jail since Tuesday after prosecutors charged him with the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting of McDonald. Also on Tuesday, the city released dashcam video that shows the teen, who is black, being shot by Van Dyke, who is white.
Protesters took to Chicago streets for several days after the video release and the announcement of the charges.
Judge Donald Panarese, Jr. noted before setting the $1.5 million on Monday that Van Dyke is presumed innocent.
Daniel Herbert, Van Dyke’s attorney, argued that Van Dyke is no threat to the public and should be given a reasonable bond.
Van Dyke appeared in court on Tuesday for a bond hearing, but prosecutors did not present the judge with the dashcam video.
Panarese ordered lawyers to return back to court on Monday afternoon, so he could he could decide on bail after viewing the video.
SMH…really??? How long before this murderous cop makes bail???
What do YOU think about Officer Jason Van Dyke being given bail for the Laquan McDoanld shooting???