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Chicago Cop Who Shot And Killed 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald Has Just Been Found Guilty Of Murder

On Friday afternoon, the jury in the trial for the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald found Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of killing the teenager back in 2014.

According to CNN, “Van Dyke faces two counts of first-degree murder, 16 counts of aggravated battery and one count of official misconduct.” He faces up to a lifetime prison sentence.

This marks the first Chicago police officer to be charged with first-degree murder since 1980.

“The Chicago Police Department has a comprehensive operating plan to ensure public safety in all of our neighborhoods while simultaneously protecting the rights of peaceful demonstrations,” police said.

Read the entire report HERE.

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