Jason Van Dyke, Chicago police officer charged with murder, posts $1.5 million bond

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CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car video caught him shooting a teenager 16 times has posted bond.

Local media outlets showed Officer Jason Van Dyke leaving Cook County Jail on Monday evening.

His bond had been set at $1.5 million, meaning he needed to post $150,000 to get out.

Van Dyke has been locked up since November 24th, when prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Authorities also released the dashcam video Nov. 24. It shows McDonald — armed with a small knife and walking down a street on the city’s southwest side — being shot repeatedly by the 37-year-old Van Dyke. A judge had ordered the video released the previous week.