Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke’s appeal of his 2018 conviction for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was dismissed Friday. Illinois’ First District Appellate Court made the ruling Friday at Van Duke’s request. In 2018, Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. He was sentenced to 6 years and 9 months in...
Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald, on Friday dropped his appeal. NBC 5’s Natalie Martinez reports.