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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke sits in the courtroom during a hearing in his shooting case of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/Pool File Photo

A jury has found Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old African-American teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.

Van Dyke was also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery. He was found not guilty of official misconduct.

Judge Vincent Gaughan ordered Van Dyke’s bail revoked at the prosecution’s request.

Video footage McDonald being shot 16 times by Van Dyke in October 2014 was released more than a year later, sparking protests and pushing the city into a national debate over police use of force, particularly in minority communities. The release of the video also led to the ouster of the police chief.

Written by Madison365 staff

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