Court lets Chicago cop’s sentence stand in teen’s shooting

U.S. 03/19/19, 11:38

The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would let stand a less than seven year prison sentence for a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald that many criticized as far too lenient.The decision denies a rare bid by the Illinois attorney general's office and ...

Illinois office may seek new sentencing in McDonald slaying

U.S. 01/24/19, 19:35

The Illinois attorney general's office has signaled it may be considering a rare sentencing-related appeal if it concludes a white Chicago police officer's less-than-seven-year prison sentence in the slaying of black teenager Laquan McDonald was wrongly calculated.The office said in a brief statement emailed Thursday it is reviewing Jason Van ...

Judge begins public hearings on Chicago police reforms

U.S. 10/24/18, 08:38

A federal judge who will decide whether to approve a lengthy court-oversight plan to reform the Chicago Police Department started a highly anticipated two-day hearing Wednesday by saying he would allow dozens of people to voice their opinions.People lined up outside the downtown Chicago courthouse for a chance to be ...

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