Van Dyke Pleads Not Guilty
The defense attorney for the white Chicago officer charged with murder in the death of a black teenager says ``more education'' for officers is a good thing. Defense attorney Dan Herbert said that Officer Jason Van Dyke, who pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday, is ``hanging in there'' and wants to tell his side of the story so that he's not seen ``as this cold-blooded killer.'' Herbert also said that they haven't ruled out asking for a change of venue.
Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in October 2014. The city released squad car video of the shooting, which set off weeks of protests and led to the forced resignation of Chicago's police superintendent and a federal investigation of department practices.
Herbert also said that policy changes in the Chicago Police Department, including more education, would be beneficial.