Judge sentences ex-Chicago policeman to 81 months jail
Saturday, 19 January 2019 By Suzannah Gonzales and Robert Chiarito CHICAGO (Reuters) - A judge on Friday sentenced white former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to 81 months in prison after a landmark verdict last fall found him guilty of murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke, 40, appearing unshaven and wearing a yellow-orange jail uniform in court, faced up to 20 years in prison for his second-degree murder conviction and up to 30 years for each of 16 counts of aggravated battery - one count for each shot he fired at McDonald, who was carrying a knife.
A judge sentences former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to more than six years in prison, after a jury found him guilty of murder last year in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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