Live stream of trial for 3 Chicago cops accused in Laquan McDonald shooting cover-up

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Chicago police Officer Thomas Gaffney, left, former Detective David March, center, and ex-Officer Joseph Walsh arrive in court on the first day of the trial with Judge Domenica A. Stephenson at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Monday, Nov. 27, 2018.
William Fahy representing Thomas Gaffney is second from left. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/Pool).

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 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

Defense Attorneys:

Will Fahy – Gaffney’s Attorney

James McKay – March’s Attorney

Thomas Breen – Walsh’s Attorney


Patricia Brown Holmes – Special Prosecutor

Ronald Safer – Prosecutor

Key Witnesses:

Chicago Police Officer Dora Fontaine

Chicago Police Officer Joseph McElligott

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