Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on the Conviction of Jason Van Dyke

Oct 5, 2018
Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the conviction of Jason Van Dyke:

“Today’s verdict shows that law enforcement will be held accountable for their egregious and unjustified use of force.  While this conviction will not bring back Laquan McDonald, it serves as a strong reminder that no one — including law enforcement — is above the law.  This tragedy has torn Chicago apart and now is a time for healing and quickly reforming our law enforcement agencies.  I call on my fellow Chicagoans to rise to the moment and show the country and the world how we will channel our pain and anger into a constructive force.”