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High Court Denies Resentencing For Jason Van Dyke

The Illinois Supreme Court is tossing out a request to resentence former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the 2014 murder of Laquan McDonald. Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahon filed a petition with the court last month seeking a new sentencing hearing. Van Dyke was sentenced in January to 81 months. Raoul and McMahon believe the judge should have sentenced the defendant on each of the 16 aggravated battery charges to get his prison term close to a life sentence. Van Dyke’s release date is in February 2022.


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