Key players in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke

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Key players in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.

Jury selection begins Wednesday in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.

Van Dyke is charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014.

Dashcam video was released in November 2015 that showed Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times.

A decision on a possible change of venue in the trial still awaits, as well as whether Van Dyke's bond will be increased or revoked after granting an interview to the Chicago Tribune last week.
Here are the key players to know as the trial gets underway:

-Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke
-Dan Herbert, Van Dyke's attorney

-Tiffany Van Dyke, Van Dyke's wife
-Laquan McDonald, shot and killed by Van Dyke in 2014
-Tina Hunter, McDonald's mother
-Rev. Marvin Hunter, McDonald's great uncle
-Special Prosecutor Joe McMahon

-Assistant Special Prosecutor Joe Cullen
-Jamie Kalven, activist and journalist
-Craig Futterman, law professor who helped release dashcam video
-William Calloway, activist who sued to get video released
-Brandon Smith, activist who sued to get video released
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