Chicago cop in Laquan McDonald shooting faces new charges

Officer Jason Van Dyke now faces 16 counts of aggravated battery stemming from the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old in 2014.

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By Joe Vince, patch.com

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.

Read more at http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/chicago-cop-laquan-mcdonald-shooting-faces-new-charges

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