The Cop Who Shot Atatiana Jefferson in Her Own Home Was Just Charged With Murder
“A murder charge and an arrest is a good start — it’s more than we are used to seeing,” said civil rights lawyer S. Lee Merritt.
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.
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.
The LAPD just released a 10-minute video showing a deadly shooting during a traffic stop
The video shows an unnamed female LAPD officer being shot at point-blank range by a guy described as a gang member on probation.