Trial to resume for Chicago officer charged with murder

CHICAGO (AP) — Testimony is expected to resume in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.

In the first two days of testimony, the case was dominated by officers and former officers who were at the scene in October 2014 when the white officer shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times.

The officers, including Van Dyke’s partner Joseph Walsh, were asked why they did not shoot as Van Dyke did.

Walsh, who is no longer on the force, has been charged along with other officers with trying to cover up what happened. He was forced to testify Tuesday.

With the trial set to resume Wednesday, a big question is whether jurors will hear from two others — an officer and a former officer — who face cover-up charges.

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