Van Dyke attorneys seek Laquan McDonald's juvenile records

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Laquan McDonald
Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The attorneys for the Chicago cop accused of murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald are asking for documents on the teenager's past.

Jason Van Dyke faces first-degree murder for the October 2014 shooting.

His attorneys want McDonald's juvenile records into his time as a state ward.

They say the records are necessary in preparing Van Dyke's defense.

Van Dyke claims he shot McDonald in self-defense.