White Officer Who Brutally Shot 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald 16 Times Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, reacts to his guilty verdict 
during his trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. His lead attorney, Daniel Herbert, is at right. (Antonio Perez/pool/Chicago Tribune) Jason Van Dyke Laquan McDonald

White Officer Who Brutally Shot 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald 16 Times Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police also responded with a nasty and shocking press release.

Published October 5th

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been found guilty of second-degree murder for the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

  1. On Friday (October 5), the jury found Van Dyke guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery however, he was not found guilty of official misconduct. The officer’s bond was revoked and his sentencing is scheduled for October 31. He was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs.

    Originally, Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder, but jurors were instructed on Thursday that they could also consider a second-degree charge. Van Dyke was the first Chicago police officer to be charged with first-degree murder since 1980.

    Protests erupted after video of the shooting became public in 2015. Social media is now reacting and most are rejoicing that justice was done.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Antonio Perez - Pool/Getty Images

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