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Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of McDonald’s death proved that police officers staged a cover-up in the fatal shooting of McDonald. Van Dyke was convicted in Oct. 2018 of second-degree murder and aggravated battery, and will likely go to prison for at least several years when he’s sentenced Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File) ILCHT400 ILCHT400

Jason Van Dyke was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery against Laquan McDonald. His sentencing is Friday.  VIEW

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