GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois state’s attorney who was special prosecutor in the case of a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald says he won’t seek re-election.
Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon announced his decision not to run for a third term in a Tuesday letter. He didn’t give a reason. McMahon has held the post since 2010.READ MORE: Three-Car Crash In West Rogers Park Shatters Nearby Bus Stop
McMahon was tapped in 2016 to prosecute former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke when Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez recused herself from the case. Van Dyke is serving a prison sentence after he was convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated battery.READ MORE: Historic St. Paul Lutheran Church In Suburban Beecher Burns Down In Fire
McMahon called the McDonald case “a test of our justice system” in his Tuesday letter and said he was proud to have handled it.MORE NEWS: Man Killed, 3 Women Injured After Shooting And Crash In West Chatham
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