*A judge set bail at $1.5 million for the Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Officer Jason Van Dyke has been in jail since Tuesday after he was charged with the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting of McDonald.
Also on Tuesday, the city released dashcam video that shows the African American teen being shot 16 times by Van Dyke, who is white. The video shows McDonald, who prosecutors say punctured a tire of a squad car prior to the shooting, veering away from police when Van Dyke shoots him. Van Dyke fired 13 of the shots while McDonald was on the ground, the video shows.
Protesters took to Chicago streets for several days after the video release and the announcement of the charges.
Judge Donald Panarese, Jr. noted before setting the $1.5 million on Monday that Van Dyke is presumed innocent.
Daniel Herbert, Van Dyke’s attorney, tried to argue that Van Dyke is no threat to the public and should be given a reasonable bond.