Jason Van Dyke
After months of threats, slurs and lawsuits, the State Bar of Texas is disciplining Van Dyke.
Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced in January to 81 months in prison for the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
A jury also convicted the cop of 16 counts of aggravated battery -- one for each time he shot the teenager.
The Chicago police officer was on the witness stand to tell his version of what happened the night he emptied his 9 mm into McDonald.
Jason Van Dyke has a long list of infractions. Now he faces charges for allegedly lying to police.
The city's inspector general had originally recommended 10 officers be fired.
News of his hiring comes days after the Chicago mayor named a new interim police chief in a bid to reform the department.
This Martin Luther King Holiday, we need to be mindful of what public school educators are telling us about the state of our schools and by extension, our children and our democracy. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
Jason Van Dyke faces six counts of first-degree murder and one of official misconduct in the 17-year-old's death.
The Latest Publicized Police Killing of Laquan McDonald: We're Not Supporting the People to Whom We Entrust the Power to Kill!
We don't, as a society, look at who is attracted to become a police person, how they are trained and how they are coping with their own fear and power.
Let's cut to the chase: Laquan McDonald's shooting and video are the wake up call to all Chicagoans that we need a New Chicago. A new mayor and a new city council.
Slivers of change amidst substantial continuity illustrate the ongoing need to fight for a more just and open city whose streets far too often have been soaked with the blood of young black men, including one whose life literally went up in puffs of smoke.