Ex-Chicago policeman Jason Van Dyke has been sentenced to six years and nine months in jail for the 2014 killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Video of Van Dyke firing repeatedly at the 17-year-old was released a year later, and led to street protests.
During Friday’s hearing, residents told of alleged past mistreatment at the hands of the officer.
One witness told the court Van Dyke, 40, had put him in a stranglehold after he refused to spit out a cough drop.
Another claimed that he had pushed a gun to his head as he was leaving a petrol station, and screamed racist epithets in his face. Read more