Loretta Lynch

Laquan McDonald timeline: The shooting, the video, the verdict and the sentencing

Laquan McDonald timeline: The shooting, the video, the verdict and the sentencing

More than four years after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced Van Dyke to 6 3/4 years of prison, of which he will end up serving less than four. The shooting and the case, which have been the anchor point of activism and protests throughout Chicago for years, are the most recent battles in ongoing tensions between the Chicago Police Department and the people they are meant to serve. The fallout continues on many fronts, primarily in CPD, the courts and the community. Here is how the case unfolded.

Oct. 20, 2014

Officer Van Dyke shoots 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times ...

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