Prosecutor In Laquan McDonald Case Won't Seek Re-ElectionKane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon, the special prosecutor in the case of Jason Van Dyke who was convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald, says he won't seek re-election.
A Push To Get A New, Longer Sentence For Jason Van DykeLegal experts argue if the judge had sentenced Jason Van Dyke on the 16 counts of aggravated battery, Van Dyke's prison term would be much longer.
Attorney General, Special Prosecutor Ask Supreme Court To Order Re-Sentencing For Jason Van DykeIllinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahon are asking the state's highest court to order a new sentencing hearing for former Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was sentenced to less than seven years in prison for the murder of Laquan McDonald.
Kane County Board Chair Takes Issue With Cost Of Prosecutor Handling Van Dyke CaseWho is paying the costs for the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke? CBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley follows the money.
Special Prosecutor Takes Over Laquan McDonald Murder CaseA Cook County judge has appointed Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon to take over the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with murder in the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald.
No Charges For West Aurora School Officials In Probe Of Sex Abuse CaseMcMahon said people can agree or disagree with his decision not to file charges, but he stands by it as the right thing to do. He said there was no evidence of a coverup, and that the problem was more one of ignorance of the state’s reporting law than anything else.
Suburban Prosecutors: Wrongful Convictions Far Less Likely TodaySuburban prosecutors say they are satisfied that it is now a lot more difficult for someone to be wrongfully convicted of a crime than it was years ago.