Jason Van Dyke Will Be Transferred to Illinois Ahead of February Release Date

Sources inform CBS 2 Investigators that Jason Van Dyke is supposed to be sent to Illinois before his February 3 release.

Van Dyke, who was sentenced and sent for imprisonment for the murder of Laquan McDonald back in 2018, was found guilty of second-degree murder and sixteen counts of aggravated battery, one for each time he shot McDonald on October 20, 2014.

He was sent to prison for about 7 years but spent only half of the stipulated time following which he became entitled to an early release on good conduct. The location of where he served his time has remained a secret.

There will be a day of civil disobedience on Thursday, the day Van Dyke is supposed to be discharged.

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A March on Michigan Avenue

On Monday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, joined by McDonald’s aunt and grandmother, declared a march on Michigan Avenue while responding toward Van Dyke’s release.

Jackson said “We will fight back on this one. On that day, there will be a major march on Michigan Avenue. The time will be determined.”

Jason Van Dyke
Jason Van Dyke

Bishop Tavis Grant, national field director for Rainbow PUSH said “He gets out on good behavior. And what is good behavior? We have hundreds of persons who are convicted and are spending much more time on fewer crimes.

It’s an incredible disappointment,” adding further “No other defendant or convicted murderer in the state has been coddled and covered like Jason Van Dyke.”

Activists also insisted on CTA union members to prevent service if Van Dyke is relieved and sought the U.S. Attorney General to file federal charges to retain Van Dyke in prison, noting his release as a slap in the face.

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