Chicago police officer convicted of killing Laquan McDonald in 2014 to be released from prison

Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery in McDonald’s killing. 在 2019, he was sentenced to 81 入狱数月, or almost seven years.

Sources told 狐狸 32 芝加哥, 然而, that Van Dyke is being released early in February on good behavior.

在这个一月. 18, 2019 档案照片, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, 为了 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.

在这个一月. 18, 2019 档案照片, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, 为了 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, 泳池)

Some media seems to be reporting that Mr. Van Dyke’s release ‘early’ is extraordinary. 不是,” attorney Jennifer Blagg, who handled Van Dyke’s since-withdrawn appeal in 2019, told Fox News Digital in a Saturday statement, adding that each prisoner within an Illinois Department or Corrections facility convicted of second-degree murder must serve at least 50% of their sentence if they earn daily, good behavior credits.

Hence, his out date was always going to be around this time period or earlier had he been allowed to earn additional good-time credit,” Blagg explained.

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范戴克 “does not want publicity,” 她说. “As I have previously stated, this case has taken a huge toll on the family of Laquan, the City of Chicago, and Jason and his family. Jason accepted the verdict and sentence, as he did not appeal. Jason served the majority of his time in solitary confinement and never complained. I don’t presume to speak for Jason, but it is my sincere hope that he and his family are given their privacy as they welcome him back into their lives.

Van Dyke initially attempted to appeal his sentence in 2019 but withdrew the appeal a year later.

在这个星期五, 一月. 18, 2019 档案照片, Tiffany Van Dyke, wife of former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, 在芝加哥, 为了 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.

在这个星期五, 一月. 18, 2019 档案照片, Tiffany Van Dyke, wife of former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, 在芝加哥, 为了 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Van Dyke’s attorney filed a motion with the court Sept. 29, 2020, asking that his appeal be dropped. Blagg said at the time that Van Dyke decided to withdraw his appeal because he’s trying to move on with his life.

He thought it was in the best interest of all the parties involved, including the McDonald family, that there be some finality,” Blagg said.

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牧师. Marvin Hunter, McDonald’s uncle and pastor of Grace Memorial Baptist Church, 告诉 Chicago Tribune that he hopes Van Dyke haslearned the errors of his ways.

I have always asked for justice and not revenge,” 他说. “We got as much justice you could get with the players that were there at the time he was on trial. The system needs to be changed, it needs to be overhauled.

Marvin Hunter, Laquan McDonald's great-uncle, speaks to the media at a church in Chicago after guilty verdicts were delivered in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke on Friday, 十月. 5, 2018. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Marvin Hunter, Laquan McDonald’s great-uncle, speaks to the media at a church in Chicago after guilty verdicts were delivered in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke on Friday, 十月. 5, 2018. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

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