US NEWS No federal charges for ex-Chicago cop who killed LaQuan...

No federal charges for ex-Chicago cop who killed LaQuan McDonald


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The ex-Chicago cop who shot and killed LaQuan McDonald will not face federal charges.

However, the federal prosecutors said the decision to drop its case against Jason Van Dyke was made in conjunction with the McDonald’s family.


“The decision not to pursue a federal prosecution is consistent with the Department of Justice policy and was made in consultation with Mr. McDonald’s family,” the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois said.

FILE – Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez/AP)

Dash camera footage showed Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014.



After the city and Chicago Police Department attempted to suppress the footage, it was released the same day Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder.

In Oct. 2018, after a trial that last several weeks, Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery, one for each shot. He was acquitted of official misconduct.

He was sentenced to six years and nine months but ended up serving less than three years. However, he will remain under supervised release for another three years.

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