The Latest: Chicago Officer Posts Bond, Leaves Jail

November 30, 2015 Updated: November 30, 2015
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CHICAGO  — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and the online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes on Monday (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

The white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car video caught him shooting a black teenager 16 times has posted bond.

Local media outlets showed Officer Jason Van Dyke leaving Cook County Jail on Monday evening.

His bond had been set at $1.5 million, meaning he needed to post $150,000 to get out.

In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald falls to the ground after being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald falls to the ground after being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Van Dyke has been locked up since Nov. 24, when prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Authorities also released the dashcam video Nov. 24. It shows McDonald — armed with a small knife and walking down a street on the city’s southwest side — being shot repeatedly by the 37-year-old Van Dyke. A judge had ordered the video released the previous week.

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5:10 p.m.

University of Chicago officials say classes will resume Tuesday, one day after a 21-year-old black student was arrested and charged for allegedly threatening to kill 16 white males on campus.

University President Robert Zimmer wrote in an email Monday that in light of the arrest, classes and activities would resume Tuesday.

The campus was almost desolate aside from police and campus security on Monday after university officials canceled classes due to an FBI tip of a threat of gun violence.

Protesters block a street during a protest for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago on Nov. 24, 2015. Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times last year, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Protesters block a street during a protest for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago on Nov. 24, 2015. Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times last year, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Zimmer called Monday a “challenging day.” He says the university will keep additional security presence in place through the quarter, which ends Dec. 12.

Jabari R. Dean of Chicago, who’s accused of making the threat, had his initial court appearance Monday. He’s a University of Illinois at Chicago student.

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4:10 p.m.

A 21-year-old black man has made an initial appearance in federal court on allegations that he threatened to kill 16 white male students or staff at the University of Chicago in response to the killing of a black teenager by a white city police officer.

Prosecutors indicated at Monday’s hearing that they’ll agree to Jabari R. Dean being released before trial. The judge ordered Dean be held at least until a Tuesday bond hearing.

A University of Illinois at Chicago spokeswoman confirmed that Dean is a freshman majoring in electrical engineering.

A visibly ill-at-ease Jabari wore a red sweatshirt emblazoned with the words “The University of Illinois at Chicago.”

In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

A prosecutor said Jabari cooperated after federal agents confronted him and that he didn’t appear to pose a threat.

Dean didn’t enter a plea and his lawyer declined comment afterward.

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2:05 p.m.

The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged with fatally shooting a black teenager says he’s hopeful the officer can post bond in the “very near future.”

A judge on Monday set bond at $1.5 million for Jason Van Dyke. He was charged with first-degree murder last week for the shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in October 2014. Van Dyke was charged the same day authorities released video of the shooting.

Attorney Daniel Herbert, center, talks to reporters after the bond hearing for his client, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, on murder charges in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Chicago. Van Dyke's hearing is just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the shooting. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Attorney Daniel Herbert, center, talks to reporters after the bond hearing for his client, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, on murder charges in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Chicago. Van Dyke’s hearing is just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the shooting. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Lawyer Dan Herbert says Van Dyke is pleased the judge set a bond amount after ordering him held without bond last week.

Herbert says Van Dyke is “very scared about the consequences he is facing.” He also says Van Dyke “absolutely” can defend his actions in court. Herbert says he has information that isn’t yet public.

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1:05 p.m.

A Cook County judge has set bond at $1.5 million for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car video caught him shooting a black teenager 16 times.

A judge set the bond Monday afternoon for Officer Jason Van Dyke.

Van Dyke has been locked up since Nov. 24, when prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

The same day, authorities released the dashcam video that shows McDonald — armed with a small knife and walking down a street on the city’s southwest side — being shot repeatedly by the 37-year-old Van Dyke. A judge had ordered the video released the previous week.

The bond amount means Van Dyke will need $150,000 to be released. Van Dyke’s attorney has said the officer isn’t a flight risk.