With conviction, Chicago police officer likely avoided decades behind bars

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A failed prosecution of Van Dyke - the white cop charged in the October 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old McDonald - would likely be a disastrous blow for Black Chicagoans and people of color across the nation. He was found guilty of all 16 counts of aggravated battery, but cleared of official misconduct.

The white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times was convicted of murder Friday in a case that ignited protests throughout the city.

In particular, the video shows that the 17-year-old McDonald, who was carrying a knife on him at the time, was not walking in direction that was perpendicular to where Van Dyke was standing, not directly toward him. "He made it up".

Activists in Chicago, including Jesse Jackson, took their protest to the streets. Eighteen police officers were charged with either murder or manslaughter in connection with an on-duty shooting in 2015, still the highest total since 2005, according to data collected by Philip Stinson, an associate professor of criminal justice at Bowling Green State University.

Another possibility is that the defense will ask, under complicated legal rules, for the judge to merge the crimes for which Van Dyke is convicted for sentencing purposes since they were all tied to a single event, Mr. Greenberg said. Van Dyke's bail was revoked and he was immediately taken into custody.

On Thursday, Van Dyke's family was threatened prompting him to suddenly leave the courthouse. Judging by the video McDonald was actually trying to flee from the police, and upon arriving at the confrontation Dyke shot at the teenager and continued to do so even after he fell to the ground.

"The video doesn't show my perspective", he said.

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His attorneys had portrayed Van Dyke as being "scared' by the young man who he knew had already punctured a tire of a squad vehicle with the knife. I just didn't understand that", the alternative juror told the newspaper.

Van Dyke faces two counts of first-degree murder, 16 counts of aggravated battery and one count of official misconduct. After deliberating for four hours on Thursday they had spent the night sequestered in a hotel with no access to media. Instead of complying, LaQuan McDonald tried to walk away from officers. The man said he thought Van Dyke "should have waited a little bit longer". One of the only instances was during opening statements, when special prosecutor Joseph McMahon told the jurors that Van Dyke didn't know anything about McDonald's past when he encountered him that night.

Defence attorney Daniel Herbert called it "unprecedented" for an officer to be charged with murder for doing his job to stop an armed offender.

"It's a tragedy that could have been prevented with one simple step", he said. "When you don't have evidence, you use argument".

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Friday that he could not go into specifics as to what the threats were. It also led to a Justice Department investigation that found a "pervasive cover-up culture" and prompted plans for far-reaching police reforms.

The justice department issued a report past year that found the police had routinely violated the constitutional rights of the city's residents.

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