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.
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.