UPDATE: Chicago Cop who Killed Teen Posts Bail

A Chicago Police Officer charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager has been released from jail on $1.5 million bail. 

Van Dyke only had to post 10 percent of the bond amount, or $150,000, to be released. 

His attorney said that the officer is not a flight risk. 

Officer Jason Van Dyke appeared in court Monday afternoon. 

The judge wanted to view the video of the shooting before deciding on a bond amount. 

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

McDonald was shot 16 times by the officer. 

Authorities released the dash-cam video of the shooting the same day.  

The video shows McDonald walking in the middle of the street while holding what appears to be a knife.  Van Dyke opened fire six seconds after getting out of his squad. 

He fired 16 rounds at McDonald and was reloading when another officer told him to hold fire. 

Van Dyke kept shooting even after the teen fell to the ground. 

Van Dyke’s attorney says he’s hopeful that he will post bond in the near future.  

He says that Van Dyke is “very scared about the consequences he is facing” and that he can “absolutely” defend his actions in court. 

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