- Sixteen million dollars — $1 million for each bullet that Officer Jason Van Dyke fired into Laquan McDonald.
That’s what lawyers representing the mother of the 17-year-old killed in the caught-on-video shooting demanded, according to records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
A month later, they settled with the city of Chicago for $5 million in a deal giving the lawyers what they thought would be a $2 million cut of that, without even filing a lawsuit, though it ended up being $1.8 million.
So pretty much it was never about "justice," it was about money. A lottery ticket on two legs, jacked up on PCP, abandoned by any semblance of family.