Jason Van Dyke
Prosecutors wanted at least 18 years in prison for Jason Van Dyke. He just got less than 7.
The former Chicago police officer faced up to 96 years in prison for shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times on the night of October 20, 2014.
Chicago police officers found not guilty of conspiring to cover up Laquan McDonald's death
They were accused of falsifying police reports after their colleague, Jason Van Dyke, fired 16 shots at the 17-year-old black teenager.
Why Jason Van Dyke's conviction matters: Cops are almost never found guilty of on-duty murder
The verdict against Officer Van Dyke marked a historical day in Chicago, where a cop hasn't been convicted of murder on the job in nearly 50 years.