Testimony

CHICAGO | Latest: Jurors say Van Dyke’s testimony didn’t help him

CHICAGO — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Some jurors in the trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke say they spent much of their deliberations on whether to convict him of first-degree … Continue reading CHICAGO | Latest: Jurors say Van Dyke’s testimony didn’t help him

CHICAGO | Jurors deliberating in murder trial of Chicago officer

CHICAGO— Attorneys in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald sparred over what video of the deadly encounter actually proves Thursday just before jurors withdrew to begin deliberating. During closing arguments , prosecutor Jody Gleason pointed to dashcam video of Officer Jason … Continue reading CHICAGO | Jurors deliberating in murder trial of Chicago officer

CHICAGO | Defense to rest case a day after Chicago officer’s testimony

CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald testified that he opened fire when the black teenager kept advancing toward him while waving a knife, adamantly sticking to his version of events even when confronted with video that showed a different scene. In a clear but … Continue reading CHICAGO | Defense to rest case a day after Chicago officer’s testimony

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Alabama Democrat Jones says he’s a ‘no’ vote

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, a moderate Democrat, said he is voting “no” on Brett Kavenaugh’s bid for the Supreme Court. Jones said: “The Kavanaugh nomination process has been flawed from the beginning.” He said Dr. Christine Blasey (blah-zee) … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Alabama Democrat Jones says he’s a ‘no’ vote

WASHINGTON | Republicans sideline veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford

WASHINGTON  — With Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony over, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee sidelined the woman they brought in to question Ford about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Republican senators, largely silent while Ford was in the witness chair, aggressively defended Kavanaugh after the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans sideline veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford

WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH ‘open’ to testimony by 2nd Kavanaugh accuser

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh(all times local): 7:25 a.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says “we would be open” to Deborah Ramirez, a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, testify before the Senate Judiciary panel this week. Sanders says that “process could take place … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH ‘open’ to testimony by 2nd Kavanaugh accuser

CHICAGO | Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen’s autopsy

CHICAGO  — A defense expert in the trial of a white police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald on Monday criticized the official autopsy results in testimony that seemed to contradict what video of the 2014 shooting shows. Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas testified that she believes at least 12 of the … Continue reading CHICAGO | Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen’s autopsy