What awaits Jason Van Dyke if he’s sent to prison? The Sun-Times asked experts — including a white Oklahoma cop imprisoned for killing a black man.
Jason Van Dyke
The biggest expense was $31,600 for a report on public attitudes toward the Jason Van Dyke’s case, according to a pair of invoices.
One of Jason Van Dyke’s attorneys launched the GoFundMe campaign shortly after a jury found the officer guilty of second-degree murder.
The Chicago police officer will return to Chicago for a post-trial hearing on Oct. 31 and is expected to be sentenced later this year.
Seeking a special prosecutor, the judge wrote to collar-county state’s attorneys; Joseph McMahon let his letter sit on his desk for several days.
Emanuel said the good thing about federal court oversight over the Chicago Police Department is that the city has been working on it for 18 months.
Lauzen wanted to ask Cook County for reimbursement of the prosecution costs and crafted a resolution calling on McMahon to pursue reimbursement.
About 50 Cook County detainees are housed at jails in other counties because of security concerns.
“My entire focus is to look forward, make the changes that are necessary, so that we see through something that is lasting and fundamental …”
Mayor Emanuel knows how to raise money. He did it for bike paths along the lakefront, and he can do it for the library system.
Matthew Ross, 32, says he regrets posting threatening statements on social media “in the heat of the moment” during the Van Dyke trial.
EXCLUSIVE: Former State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says, “I am happy with the verdict. It’s a just verdict.”
TRANSCRIPT: 3 days after testifying, a jury convicted Van Dyke of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Across the city, residents weighed in on the landmark guilty verdict in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
There are significant legal questions regarding his sentencing as well as his likely appeal.