Delay in Grand Jury Police Probe

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO)  Plans for a grand jury to consider charges against Chicago police in the Laquan McDonald case have been been put on hold as the special prosecutor says she needs more time.

A judge has giver special prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes more time to prepare. Holmes says she needs more time to collect thousands of pages of documents pertinent to the case.

The judge had hoped to enpanel a grand jury this week.  Holmes hopes to be able to present evidence to a grand jury by the end of the year.

Officer Jason Van Dyke is accused of shooting McDonald 16 times in October of 2014. A police dash-cam video captured the shooting.

Holmes was appointed earlier this year to investigate if there was a possible police cover-up in the case.

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