Illinois attorney general challenging ex-officer’s sentence

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Jason Van Dyke

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is challenging the sentence of former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.

Van Dyke was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison for fatally shooting Laquan McDonald in 2014.
    
He was convicted last October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for the 16 times he shot the teen.
    
Raoul is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to vacate the second-degree murder charge.

He’s asking the judge to impose a sentence on each separate count of the aggravated battery with a firearm — and determine which one of them caused “severe bodily injury” to McDonald.

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