Police officer charged with murder for shooting black teenager to death

A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year has been charged with first-degree murder, state lawyers have said. It comes a day ahead of the expected release of a police care dashcam video showing Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Mr Van Dyke turned himself in on Tuesday… Read More Police officer charged with murder for shooting black teenager to death

Boy accidentally kills 3-year-old brother; police charges father with felony

The father of a 3-year-old boy has been jailed and charged with felony child endangerment after his 6-year-old son accidentally shot and killed his younger brother, Chicago police said. The boys were playing “cops and robbers” when the gun went off, according to authorities. It happened while their dad, Michael Santiago, 25, was at work,… Read More Boy accidentally kills 3-year-old brother; police charges father with felony