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A bench trial is underway for three Chicago police officers accused of filing false police reports about the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald.
David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney are charged with felony conspiracy, misconduct and obstruction of justice after they allegedly falsified their reports to protect Officer Jason Van Dyke. The officer shot the teen 16 times in 2014, and was found guilty last month of second degree murder and aggravated battery in McDonald’s death.
Cameras are rolling in the courtroom and the entire trial will be show on CLTV and WGNtv.com. You can watch it here in the player above. If the stream is off (error message), black or showing color bars, court is not in session. When court is in session, WGN will alert viewers on Twitter and through a push alert in our mobile app. You can download WGN’s app for iOS and Android.
There may also be times during the trial when the judge does not allow video and/or audio to be show of a specific witness — the stream will be black or in color bars during that time.
Here are the key people involved in this trial:
Who’s on trial:
Chicago Police Officer Thomas Gaffney
Former Detective David March
Ex-Chicago Police Officer Joseph Walsh
Associate Judge Domenica Stephenson – Cook County
Will Fahy – Gaffney’s Attorney
James McKay – March’s Attorney
Thomas Breen – Walsh’s Attorney
Patricia Brown Holmes – Special Prosecutor
Ronald Safer – Prosecutor
Chicago Police Officer Dora Fontaine
Chicago Police Officer Joseph McElligott