CHICAGO — Officer Jason Van Dyke was ordered held without bond Tuesday in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
In court, prosecutors laid out their case against Van Dyke, claiming of eight responding officers, he was the only one who felt inclined to use force — and use it 16 times.
The documents provided by prosecutors describe an exchange between Van Dyke and his partner after the officer shot at McDonald 16 times over about 15 seconds. The partner is identified as Officer A:
"Officer A reported that there was a brief pause in the shots when he looked at defendant and saw that he was preparing to reload his weapon. Officer A could hear McDonald struggling to breathe, told defendant to hold his fire."
Read the state's case against Van Dyke here: