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High-profile trial for Chicago officer who shot Laquan McDonald

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 06:00 PM CST

Van Dyke Faces Several Possibilities at Sentencing Hearing

Van Dyke Faces Several Possibilities at Sentencing Hearing

Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is staring down a number of possibilities as he braces for a judge to sentence him Friday following his conviction in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 05:16 PM CST

Letters From Jason Van Dyke's Family, Cops Beg For Leniency

Letters From Jason Van Dyke's Family, Cops Beg For Leniency

Letters of support and expressions of pain from Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s family members were included in a court document filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 05:37 PM CST

Prosecutors to Seek 96-Year Sentence for Van Dyke

Prosecutors to Seek 96-Year Sentence for Van Dyke

Prosecutors are planning to ask a judge to sentence Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke to up to 96 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 03:14 PM CST

Judge to Decide Verdict in Chicago Police Cover-Up Trial

Judge to Decide Verdict in Chicago Police Cover-Up Trial

The fate of three Chicago police officers at the center of a conspiracy and corruption case surrounding the shooting of black Chicago teen Laquan McDonald now rests in the hands of a judge.

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 07:38 PM CST

Judge Denies New Trial, Sets Sentencing Date for Van Dyke

Judge Denies New Trial, Sets Sentencing Date for Van Dyke

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, will be sentenced on Jan. 18, a judge said Friday.

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