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Chicago Cop Jason Van Dyke Convicted Of 2nd-Degree Murder In Shooting Death Of Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago cop who shot and killed 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald, has been convicted of second-degree murder.


A Chicago jury copped out and convicted police officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery for the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald.

Van Dyke was facing two counts of first-degree murder, 16 counts of aggravated battery and one count of official misconduct. If convicted on those charges he would face life in prison.

The panel of eight women and four men — seven of them white, one black, three Hispanic and one Asian.

At least there wasn’t an acquittal, but Jason Van Dyke skated on that first-degree murder charge.

How do you feel about the conviction?

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