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USA: Ex-officer sentenced to 6 years for Laquan McDonald murder01:18

USA: Ex-officer sentenced to 6 years for Laquan McDonald murder

United States, Chicago
January 19, 2019 at 03:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

A former police officer was sentenced to six years and nine months imprisonment in Chicago on Friday, months after being found guilty of second-degree murder of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.

The ex-police officer was caught on dashcam video firing at the 17-year old after responding to reports of someone breaking into vehicles.

The ruling marks the first time an on-duty police officer in Chicago was convicted for murder of a black person.

USA: Ex-officer sentenced to 6 years for Laquan McDonald murder01:18
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A former police officer was sentenced to six years and nine months imprisonment in Chicago on Friday, months after being found guilty of second-degree murder of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.

The ex-police officer was caught on dashcam video firing at the 17-year old after responding to reports of someone breaking into vehicles.

The ruling marks the first time an on-duty police officer in Chicago was convicted for murder of a black person.