Lightfoot, police leaders defend reform record as Jason Van Dyke set to be released from prison

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — The former Chicago Police Officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald in 2014 is set to be released from prison on Thursday. Ahead of the former officer’s release, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday defended the Chicago Police Department’s reform efforts. Her comments came after the Tribune published a front-page story Monday reflecting on changes the police department has made since the release of the dash-camera video that showed Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting McDonald 16 times. Criminal justice experts said the Chicago Police Department has been slow moving in its reforms and attempts a…

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