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The Latest: Chicago officer avoids prison for interviews with the media

CHICAGO – The Latest on the trial of a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of the black teen Laquan McDonald (all times are local):

11:10 pm

A judge refused to jail a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager for breach of his $ 1.5 million bail, instead of bumping by only $2,000.

Judge Vincent Gaughan said Thursday that the Officer, Jason Van Dijk the latest news, interviews with the media violated court orders not to discuss the case in public.

Police officers have taken note Of the Dike in custody, but the officer will be released after paying 10 percent of the additional bond, or $200.

Attorney Randy Rueckert argued that Van Dijk only gave interviews because of the avalanche of publicity against him since shooting Laquan McDonald 2014.

Prosecutors said Van Dijk was trying to get a self-defense argument without being questioned in the witness box.

The selection of the Jury in Van Dijk in the trial began Wednesday.

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12:45 pm

A judge may soon decide whether to revoke or increase the bond for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of the black teen Laquan McDonald.

Judge Vincent Gaughan has a hearing scheduled for Thursday. Last week, prosecutors filed a motion that argues Jason Dike should be put in prison or his bond increased, because they said that his recent interviews with the media violated a judge to discuss the case in public.

Van Dijk is a lawyer, Dan Herbert, said in a statement that Van Dijk is not in conflict with the right to, because he doesn’t talk about “proof” or “the shooting itself.”

Jury selection began Wednesday. Prospective jurors were summoned to court to fill out questionnaires that lawyers will use to choose a jury.

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