Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to nearly seven years in black teen’s death

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke reacts as he listens during his sentencing hearing with his attorney Daniel Herbert at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 18, 2019. Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/Pool via REUTERS

CHICAGO (Reuters) – White former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced on Friday to nearly seven years in prison for shooting black teen Laquan McDonald to death in 2014 in a landmark case that highlighted racial tensions in America’s third-biggest city. After a jury convicted Van Dyke, 40, of second-degree murder last fall, […]

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