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4 Chicago police firing on statements they made after another police officer shot dead Laquan McDonald

Four Chicago police officers were released on Thursday for false or misleading statements made by another official in 2014 following the assassination of Laquan McDonald. The police department of the city made the decision. The officer who killed McDonald, Jason Van Dyke, was found guilty of second-degree murder and 16 heavy battery charges when he killed 17-year-old McDonald in prison …

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The Chicago Police Board dismisses 4 police officers for their role as "cover-up officer" in the deadly shootout on Laquan McDonald

The board said Sgt. Stephen Franko, officer Janet Mondragon, officer Daphne Sebastian, and officer Ricardo Viramontes are "being fired from the Chicago Police Department." In its decision, the board concluded that the officers "violated their duty" by describing the alleged menace. McDonald exaggerated and without relevant facts that support the opposite conclusion. The overall impression based on this selective statement …

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Jason Van Dyke is not being re-sentenced in Laquan McDonald shootings, the rules of the Illinois Supreme Court

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahon wanted to extend Van Dyke's term. In February, they filed a petition contesting the legality of his 81-month sentence imposed on January 19 by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Vincent Gaughan. Van Dyke, who is white, was convicted of the death of McDonald, 17, but was only "given a firearm …

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Sentencing Jason Van Dyke: The Chicago officer was sentenced to nearly seven years in the shooting of Laquan McDonald

Chicago – A former Chicago white police officer was sentenced to 81 months imprisonment – nearly seven years – when he killed a black teenager in 2014, who was arrested on a devastating Dashcam video. Judge Vincent Gaughan was sentenced to jail for Jason Van Dyke on Friday in the death of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was convicted of second …

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Jason Van Dyke loses his bid for a new trial for the murder of Laquan McDonald

Recent Emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered delivered the weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 14, 2018 / 7:22 PM GMT 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 …

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"We just did not buy it": Jury was unchallenged by the officer's story in Laquan McDonald's case

Many observers never expected this case to be decided by a jury, especially one from Cook County, Chicago, where police-community relations are strained and the outrage over Laquan's death has transformed the local government [19659002] Page accused the other of racial discrimination. The prosecutors said that defenders illegally marginalized black people, including a woman who lived near Laquan's neighborhood and …

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Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke is guilty in the murder of Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO – The white police officer from Chicago, who shot 16 shots on Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, is guilty of second-degree murder, a jury said Friday. The defendant Jason Van Dyke became the first police officer in Chicago to be convicted of murder in nearly 50 years for shooting. His case has been closely tracked in this city since …

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Laquan McDonald Trial: Jason Van Dyke, a police officer from Chicago, found guilty of 2014 second-degree murder

CHICAGO – A white police officer from Chicago, Jason Van Dyke was found guilty on Friday of second-degree murder, nearly four years after he shot Laquan McDonald, a black 17-year-old with a knife in his hand. [196592002] The violent encounter triggered violent demonstrations throughout the city after the authorities released a video in which Van Dyke fired 16 shots at …

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