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Judge Vincent Gaughan sentences Jason Van Dyke to 81 months in prison. It means he’ll likely serve about three years. The officer celebrates with his attorneys. Young activists are angry and struggle to make sense of it.
This episode is part of 16 Shots, a podcast first released in 2018 about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the troubled relationship between African-Americans and the Chicago Police Department. To hear all the episodes, subscribe on Pocket Casts, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.