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Chicago Officer Charged In Laquan McDonald Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

Officer Jason Van Dyke faces six first-degree murder charges and one count of official misconduct.

By Ben Lawson | December 29, 2015

The Chicago officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald appeared in court Tuesday for an arraignment.

Jason Van Dyke pleaded not guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct. Van Dyke is currently out on a $1.5 million bond. (Video via MSNBC)

Dashcam footage appears to show McDonald holding a small knife and walking away from officers before he was shot 16 times.

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The footage was made public in November after people called for its release for months.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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