NAACP Calls For Federal Charges Against Jason Van Dyke
(Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

The  NAACP is calling for federal charges to be filed against former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of Laquan McDonald.  The NAACP made the request in a letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland.  The demand comes as Van Dyke is set to be released from prison tomorrow after serving under half of an 81-month sentence for the murder of the 17-year-old McDonald in 2014.  Activists are planning a protest tomorrow at Federal Plaza in the Loop.