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By David K. Li
A judge refused to grant a new trial to the former Chicago police officer, who was convicted of murdering teenager Laquan McDonald Recorded tape.
Jason Van Dyke took a jail-printed overalls and a Wind Department of the Department of Corrections to court when his lawyers asked Judge Vincent Gaughan to lift the jury's verdict on second-degree murder and sixteen counts of shattering battery According to NBC Chicago [1
Van Dyke was convicted on Oct. 5 in McDonald's deadly shootout on October 20, 2014. The Dashcam video captured the deadly incident and showed McDonald, 17, when he left the police, as Van Dyke the fire opened.
Van Dyke is scheduled to be sentenced on January 18, years behind bars.