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Chicago cop in Laquan McDonald shooting faces new charges

By Joe Vince,

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke faces new charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

According to an indictment unsealed Thursday, March 23, 16 counts of aggravated battery — a count for each shot fired at the 17-year-old McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014 — the report stated. Van Dyke has already been charged with first-degree murder stemming from the incident.

Van Dyke’s attorneys have filed two motions — in January and February — to have the charges against their client dropped.


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