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18:55  11 february  2019
18:55  11 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

Attorney general, special prosecutor challenge Jason Van Dyke’s sentence in petition to state Supreme Court

Attorney general, special prosecutor challenge Jason Van Dyke’s sentence in petition to state Supreme Court Special prosecutors and the Illinois attorney general’s office are challenging former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s prison sentence before the state’s highest court. A petition filed Monday does not object to the length of the sentence of nearly 7 years, which many activists have criticized as too lenient. Instead, Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon, appointed to handle the Van Dyke case, and Attorney General Kwame Raoul argue that Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced Van Dyke under improper legal guidelines.

The murder of Laquan McDonald took place on October 20, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois, when the 17-year-old African American was fatally shot by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.

Prosecutors are barred from calling Laquan McDonald , who was killed by a Chicago police officer, a "victim," at least until closing arguments, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Prosecutor in Laquan McDonald case holding news conference © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. Illinois' attorney general is holding a news conference with the prosecutor who won a conviction against the white Chicago police officer who killed black teenager Laquan McDonald. Neither Attorney General Kwame Raoul nor Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon have said what Monday's news conference is about. It comes after Raoul's office signaled that it may ask the Illinois Supreme Court to intervene over what prosecutors see as a too lenient sentence for Jason Van Dyke. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

CHICAGO — Illinois' attorney general is holding a news conference with the prosecutor who won a conviction against the white Chicago police officer who killed black teenager Laquan McDonald.

Wife says Chicago officer assaulted in Connecticut prison

Wife says Chicago officer assaulted in Connecticut prison A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald was assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison, the officer's wife said Wednesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Jason Van Dyke was transferred earlier this month to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. He was placed in the prison's general population hours after his arrival and was assaulted there, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Special prosecutor approved in Laquan McDonald case - CBS News https The witness accounts of the police officers said that McDonald , who was holding a knife, lunged at Van Dyke. State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez withdrew from the case after losing her reelection campaign.

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Neither Attorney General Kwame Raoul nor Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon have said what Monday's news conference is about.

But it comes after the attorney general's office had signaled that it may ask the Illinois Supreme Court to intervene over what prosecutors see as a too lenient sentence for Jason Van Dyke. A judge gave him less than seven years in prison for second-degree murder.

Prosecutors had asked for a sentence of between 18 and 20 years. The defense sought probation.

McMahon has said prosecutors can seek a court order that would send the case back to the judge for a new sentence.

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For the AP's complete coverage of the Jason Van Dyke case: https://apnews.com/tag/LaquanMcDonald

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