Incredibly, Proano’s attorney tried to argue that his client was a scapegoat and a victim of anti-police sentiment following the October 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald, the 17-year-old who was shot 16 times by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke while he lay prone on the ground.
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