by Alyssa Jackson & Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/18/19, 08:21 pm
UPDATE: A judge has sentenced former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke to nearly seven years in prison in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke’s attorney, Dan Herbert, said Van Dyke was happy with the sentence that Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan handed down Friday. Special prosecutor Joseph McMahon, who oversaw the case against Van Dyke, said he believed the sentence of six years and nine months was fair, but the Rev. Martin Hunter, McDonald’s great uncle, called the prison time insufficient.