A judge is scheduled to sentence ex-Chicago police officer in the 2014 shooting death

7 month ago

A judge sentenced Jason Van Dyke, a former police officer, on Friday, to the murder of black teenager Laquan MacDonald.

It was in 2014 when the white policeman shot a black teenager and provoked public outrage. Van Dyke was convicted in October of second degree murder and 16 serious injuries, one for each shot. Prosecutors have asked for at least 18 years in prison, but Van Dyck is faces 96 years in prison.

The next day, another judge said that Constable Thomas Jaffney, former Archbishop Joseph Walsh and former Inspector David Mars were not guilty of conspiring to cover the details of the shooting.