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Van Dyke's Attorney Accuses Former State's Attorney Of Using Him To Fight Off Re-Election Challenger

The Chicago cop who faces murder charges in Laquan McDonald’s death was back in court Wednesday. Officer Jason Van Dyke’s attorney accused former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez of picking him out for prosecution as a self-serving move to fight off a tough challenger in her campaign for re-election. That accusation was part of an argument by Van Dyke’s attorney to dismiss the first-degree murder charges — an argument the judge did not find convincing.

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