What Happened to Federal Case on Chicago Police Shooting?

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After Laquan McDonald was killed in a hail of bullets by Chicago police fficer Jason Van Dyke in 2014, U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon and a state prosecutor started parallel investigations of the shooting. Van Dyke is facing a murder charge, but one year after Fardon insisted his investigation “remains active and ongoing,” it appears to be on hold, the Chicago Sun-Times reports

Former federal prosecutor and Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot said this week that the U.S. attorney’s office “didn’t do its job.” Fardon has suggested that his office is waiting to see how Cook County’s prosecution plays out. “When the state decides to charge an officer, my office often will wait rather than risk jamming up the state’s prosecution,” he said

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