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Jason Van Dyke Leaves Prison After Serving Half His Sentence

Clip: 02/03/2022 | 2m 35s

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After serving half of his sentence, Jason Van Dyke left prison today. The former Chicago police officer received an 81-month sentence in 2019 for killing Black teen Laquan McDonald. WTTW News reporter Matt Masterson joins us with more.

Aired: 02/03/22 | Rating: NR

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