'His testimony wasn't credible': Jurors in Van Dyke trial explain their decision

  • Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke walks toward the front of Judge Vincent Gaughan's bench during jury deliberations in his murder trial at the Leighton Criminal Court Building Friday in Chicago.

    Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke walks toward the front of Judge Vincent Gaughan's bench during jury deliberations in his murder trial at the Leighton Criminal Court Building Friday in Chicago. Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool

 
 
Updated 10/6/2018 12:44 AM

Jurors in the trial of Jason Van Dyke for the murder of Laquan McDonald repeatedly told reporters after the trial ended Van Dyke's testimony looked "rehearsed."

One woman, the lone black juror, put it bluntly: "He messed up."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"His testimony wasn't credible to me," she said. "I felt like he was trying to remember stuff that he said that maybe wasn't true. And he wanted to make sure he didn't trip himself up."

• See the Chicago Sun-Times' full report at chicago.suntimes.com.

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