Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times and killed him, has been found guilty of second-degree murder.
The jury deliberated for about 6.5 hours.
Van Dyke is the first Chicago police officer in over three decades to be charged with first-degree murder for an on-duty fatality, according to the Chicago Tribune. The officer had pled not guilty to the first-degree murder charges, one charge of official misconduct, and 16 counts of aggravated battery.
bless that jury! hope this sends a message to all those racist pigs 🐽