CHICAGO (WLS) –

The jury resumed Friday's deliberations in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.

On Friday morning, judge Vincent Gaughan interrogated Officer Van Dyke and his lawyer Dan Herbert in a very treacherous exchange. The problem comes from Thursday, when lawyers and Van Dyke were recalled to court when the jury had a question and Van Dyke was nowhere to be found for a while.

CLOCK: The indictment makes final arguments, refutation arguments

Van Dyke was very emotional and said he had returned late to court because his daughters had been threatened at school. Judge Gaughan demanded more information to determine if the threat was credible, or he considered withdrawing the bail.

CLOCK: Defense makes final arguments

The judge has decided to let it go and has not revoked the bail. It is unclear whether the students making the threats were ever tracked down.

LIVE BLOG: Jason Van Dyke lawsuit against Laquan McDonald's murder charge

In the meantime, the jury received the transcripts they demanded from Van Dyke's former partner Joe Walsh. He was with Van Dyke on the night of the Laquan McDonald shoot.

When he took the stand in September, he told the jury that McDonald had not committed any aggressive acts while being persecuted by the police, but the officer was concerned that the 17-year-old was a threat to the public, as he was a small Knife stopped.

Timeline: Laquan McDonald Shooting, Case Jason Van Dyke

Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder, official misconduct and 16 heavy battery cases. The jury may also consider second-degree murder.

CLOCK: Defense makes final arguments

"I would say, guilty," said another when asked how they would lean. "He should have waited longer, I mean, he knew the Taser would come, that's what it did for me."

"Where did he actually cause a problem that Jason Van Dyke thought he had to use deadly force?" said the other deputy jury. "I just do not understand."
Timeline: Laquan McDonald Shooting, Case Jason Van Dyke

On Thursday, when lawyers and Van Dyke were recalled to the jury for questioning, Van Dyke collapsed in front of the judge, stating that he had come back late for a court session because his child had been threatened.

The judge said he wanted information on the threat on Friday and whether it was credible or whether he was considering withdrawing the bail for an unexcused absence.

LIVE BLOG: Jason Van Dyke lawsuit against Laquan McDonald's murder charge

Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder, official misconduct and 16 heavy battery cases. The jury may also consider second-degree murder.

CITY BRACES FOR VERDICT

The whole city is preparing for the verdict.

Mass protests are already in the pipeline, should there be anything less than a murder conviction, and the Chicago police work hours and hours preparing for every outcome.
On Thursday evening, groups of activists and entrepreneurs from the South Side met to prepare for what they had in mind after the jury's decision. Some activists said that if it was not their fault or an unresolved jury, they asked the Chicagoers to bring their frustrations to the town hall.

"As a leader, I do not demand that we demolish our communities, but Chicago and the whole of America need to know that this is unacceptable," said community activist Aleta Clark.

In response to the impending verdict, the police department has officers who work 12-hour shifts and have canceled vacation days.

Several empty CTA buses are parked in front of Chicago's police headquarters to quickly transport officers around the city.

Although many church leaders say they wanted peaceful protests, activists said they were ready to go to jail to hear their voices.

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