Thousands raised for kids of former Chicago cop

The donations on the GoFundMe page range from $5 to $1,000 for Jason Van Dyke's daughters


Associated Press

CHICAGO — More than 500 people have contributed over $45,000 for the two daughters of the Chicago police officer who was convicted in the shooting death of teenager Laquan McDonald.

One of Jason Van Dyke's attorneys, Tammy Wendt, launched the GoFundMe campaign shortly after a jury earlier this month found the officer guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm — one for each time Van Dyke shot the teen on Oct. 20, 2014.

Van Dyke is in jail awaiting sentencing.

Wendt says on the GoFundMe page that Van Dyke's wife, Tiffany, is "left to raise their two children on her own" and that she hopes to raise $100,000 for things like clothing, shelter and school. The donations range from $5 to $1,000.

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