Van Dyke was also charged with 16 counts of Aggravated Battery, and found NOT-Guilty of Official misconduct.
Van Dyke, who’s bond was over-turned was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, pending an October 31st sentencing. After Jurors were given instruction, the Charge of 1st degree murder was upgraded to 2nd degree murder.
Van Dykes Jury consisted of Eight Women and 4 Men. 7 Black, 3 Hispanic and 1 Asian.
No Chicago Police Officer has been charged with 2nd degree Murder since 1980.
A strong point in this case, which was brought up by Special Prosecutor Jody Gleason is the statement made by Van Dyke prior to exiting his vehicle to the scene.
“I guess we’ll have to shoot him” – Officer Van Dyke