We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident has done an outstanding job covering the murder of Laquan McDonald. Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, if all goes well, should spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Did you know before murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Police Officer Jason Van Dyke had 16 complaints filed against him yet never received not one disciplinary action? Recall it took Chicago police about a year after the murder before they were forced to release the video of Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times in cold blood. In 2015, about one week after releasing the videotaped shooting, Chicago police department charged Van Dyke in the 2014 murder of Laquan McDonald.
Fast forward four years later to the present, October 2018, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was finally convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery using a firearm and at long last behind bars.
The Laquan case is far from over as this reblog will show. His murder was not only a cold-blooded, but it was also a conspiracy to conceal evidence and obstruct justice. Many members within the Chicago police department conspired to cover-up Laquan’s murder and they should be held accountable and imprisoned.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been found guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery using a firearm in the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald. However, Van Dyke still faces Administrative Disciplinary actions and other officers on the night that Laquan was murdered also face criminal charges or disciplinary actions.
When it is said that the verdict in the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke was a victory, it not only pertains to that verdict, but the pending criminal cases and disciplinary allegations against others who were present that night, or in charge of investigating.
Three others are facing criminal charges.
Five are facing disciplinary actions pending the completion of Van Dyke’s trial.
Three with pending administrative actions have retired.
Here is the list of what remains;
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