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Date: 01-19-2019

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State of Illinois v. Jason Van Dyke

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Judge: Vincent Gaughan

Court: Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois

Plaintiff's Attorney: Joseph McMahon

Defendant's Attorney: Daniel Herbert and Darren O'Brien


The State of Illinois charged former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke with second-degree murder and sixteen counts of assault aggravated battery for shooting and killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was he walked down a Chicago street on October 20, 2014.

Van Dyke took the stand and testified on his own behalf.

Outcome: Guilty on all counts. Defendant was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

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Comments: Editor's Comment: This is one of those cases where a criminal defense attorney is ask to do what the constitution requires.

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