• Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the October 2014 shooting death of a black teenager, sits in court for a hearing in his case at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Anita Alzarez, Cook County's embattled state's attorney, has asked a judge to appoint a special prosecutor in the case. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

    State’s attorney asks to step aside from Chicago police case

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County’s embattled state’s attorney asked a judge Thursday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case against a white Chicago police officer she didn’t charge until more than a year after he shot a black teenager 16 times.

    Updated: 1:10 pm