On-demand audio: Jason Van Dyke trial

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens at right during the second day of his murder trial for the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, as a video image of McDonald body lying in the street is displayed in court at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Click below to listen on-demand to audio of the trial of Jason Van Dyke. Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder, official misconduct and aggravated battery more than a year after the October 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald of Chicago. Trial coverage courtesy WGN-TV/CLTV. Trial coverage interrupted at times as the trial goes into recess or other proceedings not available for broadcast, and recorded files occasionally contain edits reflecting these interruptions. Contents contain adult language, graphic descriptions and other content not appropriate for all audiences. Coverage updates on Twitter at @wgnradio and @wgnradionews.

Day 1 9/17/18 Part 1
Opening statement: Special Prosecutor Joe McMahon
Opening statement: Lead Defense Attorney Daniel Herbert
Prosecution case
Carlissa Hunter, Laquan’s great aunt
Tabitha Thryi, Chicago Police dispatcher
Detective Jeffrey Malick, CPD officer
Joseph McElligott, CPD officer
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Day 1 9/17/18 Part 2
Lance Becvar, retired CPD officer
Nuruddin “Nick” Panjwani, witness, Dunkin’ Donuts manager
Paul Rettig, FBI forensic program manage who viewed the dash cam tapes
Dora Fontaine CPD officer-testifying under immunity
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Day 2 9/18/18 Part 1
Joe Walsh, former CPD, Van Dyke’s partner that night – testimony not made public
Xavier Torres, eyewitness was driving by
David Ivankovich, CPD officer
Adam Murphy, Cook County Sheriff’s officer
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Day 2 9/18/18 Part 2
Kamal Judeh, CPD officer works as evidence tech.
Detective Roberto Garcia, CPD
Victor Rivera, retired CPD
Mark Messick, FBI for 12 years.  Works in forensic video unit. Testimony tossed out by the judge.
Anthony Wojcik, CPD officer
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Day 3 9/19/18 Part 1
Alan Gayan, nurse
Mark Smith, Chicago firefighter/paramedic
Greg Brate, Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center – ballistics expert
Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Ponni Arunkumar
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Day 3 9/19/18 Part 2
Dr. Arunkumar continues
Mark Messick, FBI forensic video specialist (Tuesday testimony had been thrown out by judge, now returning.)
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Day 4 9/20/18
Scott Patterson, FBI ballistics expert
Urey Patrick, law enforcement consultant
Jose Torres, witness
State rests prosecution case.
Defense requests a directed verdict. Request denied.
Defense case to begin on Monday.
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Day 5 9/24/18 Part 1
Defense case
Dr. Shaku Teas, forensic pathologist
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Day 5 9/24/18 Part 2
Joseph Plaud, Cook County Sheriff’s Department
Tyler Sage, Cook County Sheriff’s Department
Miguel DeJesus, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center
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Day 6 9/25/18
Dina Randazzo, Cook County Juvenile Probation Officer
Jason Fries, video reconstruction expert
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Day 7 9/26/18 Part 1
Leticia Velez, Chicago Police Department officer
Rudy Barillas, truck driver
William Schield, Chicago Police Department sergeant
Jackie Alexander, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center
Richard Delk, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center
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Day 7 9/26/18 Part 2
Yolanda Sayre, Chicago Police Department Training Academy attorney
Dr. Jeremy Stayton, Mount Sinai Hospital surgeon
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Day 8 9/27/18 Part 1
Yvette Patterson, 911 caller
Dr. James O’Donnell, clinical pharmacologist
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Day 8 9/27/18 Part 2
Nicholas Pappas, Chicago Police Department firearms instructor
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Day 9 10/2/18 Part 1
Dr. Laurence Miller, forensic and clinical psychologist
William Johnson, Chicago Police Department detective
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Day 9 10/2/18 Part 2
Jason Van Dyke, Chicago Police Department officer / Defendant
Barry Brodd, use of force expert
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Day 10 10/3/18
Defense rests
Prosecution rebuttal
Reading of stipulated testimony of David March, Chicago Police Department detective
Adam Murphy, Cook County Sheriff’s officer (had previously testified on Day 2)
End of rebuttal
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Day 11 10/4/18
Prosecution closing argument part 1: Assistant Special Prosecutor Jody Gleason
Defense closing argument: Lead Defense Attorney Daniel Herbert
Prosecution closing argument part 2: Special Prosecutor Joe McMahon
Jury instructions: Judge Vincent Gaughan
Text of jury instructions: Van Dyke Trial- Jury Instructions
Case goes to jury for deliberations.
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After the first day of deliberations, two dismissed alternate jurors speak to the media:
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Day 12 10/5/18
The verdict is read. Jason Van Dyke is found guilty of second degree murder, and 16 counts of aggravated battery with firearm. Found not guilty of official misconduct.
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Comments from Lead Defense Attorney Daniel Herbert.
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After the verdict, several jurors met with a small group of media.
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Comments from Special Prosecutor Joe McMahon
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