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.
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Chicago Officer Charged In Laquan McDonald Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

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.

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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