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AG Raoul Challenges Van Dyke’s Sentence

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Special Prosecutor Joe McMahon are challenging Jason Van Dyke’s prison sentence. The challenge is against Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan’s decision to hand down a prison term against the former Chicago cop for second-degree murder and not aggravated battery. Raoul doesn’t believe the law was followed by Judge Gaughan. Less than a month ago, Van Dyke received a sentence of six years and nine months in prison for the deadly 2014 shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald. The decision angered activists, who expected a stiffer punishment after a jury last year found the defendant guilty of second-degree murder and 16-counts of aggravated battery.

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