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Jason Van Dyke

Laquan McDonald’s Family: We Never Said Jason Van Dyke Shouldn’t Face Federal Charges

Federal prosecutors said Laquan McDonald's family agreed they shouldn't pursue charges against Jason Van Dyke. But the slain teen's family said they do want Van Dyke charged.

Downtown

Feds Won’t Prosecute Jason Van Dyke, Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke, a former Chicago police officer, killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014.

Citywide

Data Highlights Leniency Of Ex-Officer Jason Van Dyke’s Murder Sentence

An analysis of court data by Injustice Watch shows that Van Dyke's sentence was unusually light for the judge and more lenient than the average sentences that other Cook County judges have given for second-degree murder convictions.

Citywide

Jason Van Dyke, The Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald, Being Released Early — But Activists Are Calling For Federal Charges

A rally against Van Dyke's early release is set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the early release "disappointing."

Citywide

Raoul Challenges Van Dyke’s 6¾-Year Sentence, Says Judge Improperly Applied Law

Attorney General Kwame Raoul said he took no position on whether Van Dyke’s sentence — which was widely criticized — was too lenient.

Downtown

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced To 6 3/4 Years In Prison In Slaying Of Laquan McDonald

Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Laquan McDonald’s Family Never Wanted Revenge — They Wanted Justice, Uncle Says

"This is not just a victory for the Hunter family, it is a victory for all families across this country," the pastor said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Inside The Jason Van Dyke Jury Room: How It Went, And Why They Convicted

"We just didn't buy it" when Van Dyke testified, one juror said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder In 16-Shot Slaying Of Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke escaped a first-degree murder conviction, but was also convicted of 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, which carries a minimum six-year term.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Police Pack Humboldt Park, Other Areas As City Prepares For Jason Van Dyke Verdict

Jurors on Thursday began deliberating the fate of the first Chicago police officer charged with murder in decades. They will resume on Friday after being sequestered.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale