Ex-Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke transferred from federal custody to state prison outside Illinois

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald, is no longer in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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But, it's not yet clear where Van Dyke will serve out the remainder of his 81-month sentence.

The Illinois Department of Corrections has jurisdiction over Van Dyke, but will not reveal where he's being held. IDOC said Van Dyke has been transferred to a state prison outside the state of Illinois, but won't be more specific due to "safety and security purposes."

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A jury convicted Van Dyke in October 2018, and a judge sentenced him to 81 months in January. He has served 10 months of that sentence.

A month after his conviction, Van Dyke was transferred from a Connecticut federal prison after other inmates in general population beat him.
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