The Chicago police officer that was arrested on murder charges for the shootig death of 17 year old unarmed teen has been released on a $1.5M bond.
Being that an unsecured bond ws permitted for Jason Van Dyke, only 10% of the $1.5M was neccessary to release the officer who has bee charged in the death of Laquan McDonald, whose death was caught on a police dashboard camera. Van Dyke’s father posted the $150,000 cashier’s bond before his son was released from the Cook Couty Jail yesterday evening.
The shooting of McDonald on October 20th of last year has prompted protests throughout Chicago and the country after the video of the shooting was revealed last week, showing Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times. This case is almost unprecedented in that it’s the first time a Chicago officer has been charged with murder for an on duty shooting in 35 years.
If convicted, Van Dyke could face up to 20 years in prison.