The People v. Officer Jason Van Dyke

Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahon and Defense Attorney Daniel Herbert

Please join us on April 11, 2019, at the Union League Club for a moderated discussion with special prosecutor Joseph McMahon and defense attorney Daniel Herbert on Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke’s criminal trial arising out of his fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. This is a lunch event.

On November 24, 2015, the State charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with the death of Laquan McDonald. On December 16, 2015, the grand jury indicted Van Dyke on six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct. The case marked the first time in nearly 35 years that a Chicago police officer had been charged with first-degree murder for an on-duty fatality. Daniel Herbert, himself a former Chicago police officer and Cook County prosecutor, defended Van Dyke. Joseph McMahon, Kane County’s State’s Attorney, was appointed as special prosecutor for the case. The jury found Van Dyke guilty of second degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear insights from those directly involved on both sides of the case.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL

11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Speaker begins
1:30 p.m. Adjournment

Tickets are $50.00 for members and $60.00 for guests.

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Hourly Schedule

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm -
12:30 pm -
Speaker begins
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Apr 11 2019


11:30 am - 1:30 pm




Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604


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