Chicago verdict comes 4 years after Laquan McDonald’s death

  • Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune via AP pool photo

    Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago.

CHICAGO — Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke’s transformation from Chicago patrol officer to convicted felon came suddenly.