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Breaking news: Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

More than three months after a Cook County jury returned 17 guilty verdicts, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to just under seven years in prison for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan handed down the sentence about 5:30 p.m. after a day of testimony.


Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm in October, becoming the first Chicago officer in decades to be convicted of murder for an on-duty shooting.

Read our full story on the sentencing.


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