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.


Chicago police department's "Code of Silence" goes on trial in Laquan McDonald cover-up

Public interest in the case exploded after Chicago released damning dash-cam video contradicting police claims.


Police brutality activists say Jason Van Dyke’s murder conviction is only the beginning

Last week, Officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder with a firearm in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.


What It's Like to See Your City's Most Notorious Killer Cop Go Down

"Everyone just let out this huge sigh at once.”


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.


Jason Van Dyke, cop who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times in Chicago, found guilty of murder

Each count represented one of the 16 bullets the officer fired at the black teenager.


How the cop who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times is trying to avoid life in prison for murder

He's the first Chicago police charged with an on-duty in over three decades.


Meet the go-to lawyer for Chicago cops in trouble

Chicago lawyer Dan Herbert is in the spotlight for defending the cop who killed Laquan McDonald