CHICAGO | After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced
CHICAGO —Jan 18, 2019— A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald‘s death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars.
Jason Van Dyke was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery. He will likely go to prison for at least several years, if not decades, when he’s sentenced Friday.