CHICAGO – A white Chicago police officer who killed a black teenager Laquan McDonald was attacked by his cell in Connecticut prison, Wednesday's official said
Jason Van Dyke was transferred earlier this month to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. He arrived at the prison general hours an hour after his arrival and was attacked there, reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
"We are all upset and afraid of Jason's life," his wife Tiffany Van Dyke said. . “Jason just wants to serve his punishment. He doesn't want any problems. I hope that prison officers will take action to remedy this immediately. He should never have been in the global population. ”
The incident details are immediately clear. A representative of the Federal Correctional Authority in Danbury could not comment when The Associated Press called Wednesday night
Cook County, Illinois, October. The jury found that Jason Van Dyke was guilty of a second-degree murder and 16 aggravating for 2014. The murder of McDonald, which was shot 16 times. In January Van Dyke was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison
On Monday, prosecutors asked the Supreme Court of Illinois to review the sentence. They said they believed that Judge Vincent Gaughan had misapplied the law when he was sentenced to Van Dyke.
In the absence of a new sentence, Van Dyke is likely to serve only about three years with good behavior
Van Dyke was held at the Rock Island District in Rock Island (Illinois), about 150 kilometers (240 km) west of Chicago, before moving on to low security in Connecticut prison. The county government said he had survived the prison population in Illinois.
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