Somewhat surprisingly, former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty for the death LaQuan McDonald. The fact many people are shocked a cop was taken to task is a testament to the state of the justice system.
Van Dyke, who is white, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of the Black 17-year-old in 2014.
Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Van Dyke is reportedly the first Chicago police officer to be even charged with first-degree murder since 1980. Think about that.
The convicted murderer faces a minimum of 6 years in prison when he is sentenced.