Van Dyke speaks out for first time since fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald
08/29/2018 5:22 am PDT
CHICAGO -- (WGN) -- Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke gave his first interview since being charged with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Van Dyke is charged with murder, official misconduct and aggravated battery in the October 2014 slaying of McDonald, who was stealing car radios with a knife when police were called to the scene in Archer Heights. A dashcam video shows Van Dyke shooting the teen 16 times. The video sparked massive protests and efforts at police reform.
Van Dyke met with a Chicago Tribune reporter for about 40 minutes Tuesday.
He called the night of the shooting the worst day of his career, and said he prays for McDonald's family every day.
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