Kwame Raoul asking for new sentencing for Jason Van Dyke

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois’ attorney general says he’s asking the state Supreme Court to order a new sentence for the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Monday that he’s asked for a court order that would send Jason Van Dyke’s case back to the trial judge for a new sentence.

It’s a rare move for prosecutors, who believe Van Dyke’s sentence was too lenient.  A judge gave him less than seven years in prison for second-degree murder.

Prosecutors had asked for a sentence of between 18 and 20 years. The defense sought probation.

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