Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Sentenced to Over 6 Years in Prison

HeadlineJan 22, 2019

In Chicago, former police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison for the 2014 murder of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke fired 16 bullets into McDonald, even as dash cam video showed the teenager posed no threat. The day before Van Dyke’s sentencing, a judge acquitted three officers accused of covering up the murder. A protest is planned in Chicago today over the acquittals.

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