Prosecutors seek new sentence in Laquan McDonald case

Prosecutors seek new sentence in Laquan McDonald case

11th February 20190Byadmin

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday asked Illinois’ highest court to review what they consider to be a too lenient sentence for the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald.Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the special prosecutor who won a murder conviction against former officer Jason Van Dyke, Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon, said they believe Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan improperly applied the law last month when he sentenced Van Dyke to six years and nine months in prison. In a rare move, Raoul and McMahon filed a request with the Illinois Supreme Court seeking an order that would send the case back to Gaughan for a new sentence.

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