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High-profile trial for Chicago officer who shot Laquan McDonald

Van Dyke Transferred to New York Federal Prison

Van Dyke was beaten in a Connecticut prison by other inmates last February.

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    Judge Reads Van Dyke's Sentence for Laquan McDonald Shooting

    Judge Vincent Gaughan sentences former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to 6 years and 9 months in prison for the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

    (Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019)

    Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was moved to a prison 70 miles from New York City, his legal team said.

    Van Dyke was moved Wednesday to Otisville Federal Correctional Institute.

    It was not immediately clear why he was moved.

    Van Dyke — wearing a yellow prison jumpsuit last January, his hair disheveled and beard grown out — sat stoic as a judge sentenced him to nearly seven years in prison for the shooting death of black teen Laquan McDonald. 

    Laquan McDonald's Great-Uncle Calls for Calm After Sentence

    [NATL CHI] Laquan McDonald's Great-Uncle Calls for Calm After Sentence

    Laquan McDonald's great-uncle Marvin Hunter calls for calm after the sentence handed down to former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. 

    (Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019)

    After eight hours of emotional testimony, including from Van Dyke himself, Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced Van Dyke to 81 months in prison, with two years mandatory before being considered for probation.

    "It is just so senseless that these acts occurred," Gaughan said.

    Van Dyke was beaten in a Connecticut prison by other inmates last February.

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