Transcript for Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to be sentenced for murder
Former police officer Jason van dyke appearing on she'd been facing up to 96 years in prison for the murder of little one McDonald. Then thanks lawyers are asking for leniency. Prosecutors are demanding that van dyke it but behind bars for significant amount of time. Freddie sentencing is the latest in this racially charged case dating back to October 20 2014. When van dyke who was white shot McDonnell a black seventeen year old sixteen times. And his trial focused on body cam footage. That showed McDonald was walking a weight from van dyke when he was shot. Or. But it wasn't different scene yesterday statement march Joseph Walsh and Thomas yet are innocent men they never should have been here. Ever. Three other officers accused of trying to cover up the deadly shooting were found not guilty on all counts. They tracked it to make it bad that all it's cracked up our vote but they'll. Today. Justice was not serve the judge saying the state did not meet the burden of proof. Over the years this case against van dyke has sparked protests throughout the city. And local media outlets say that today's sentencing will close one of the most racially fraught and socially significant chapters in Chicago history. Accurately ABC news New York.
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