Jason Van Dyke Biography, Age, Wife, Daughters, Sentence, News

Jason Van Dyke

Jason Van Dyke Biography

Jason Van Dyke was a former police officer arrested for shooting. He was sentenced to 6 years and 9 months in prison for the murder of Laquan McDonald. born in Hinsdale, Illinois and he graduated from Hinsdale South High School in 1996. He later went to St. Xavier University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is a 14 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and was earning a salary of $78,012. Since the year 2001, about 20 citizen complaints have been filed against Officer Van Dyke but none of them ever resulted in disciplinary action.

Jason Van Dyke Age

Jason is about 44 years old. He was born in 1978 in Hindsdale, Illinois.

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Jason Van Dyke Height and Weight

Jason stands at a height of 5ft 11in 180cm and weighs 70kg 154 lbs.

Jason Van Dyke Education Background

Jason graduated from Hinsdale South High School in 1996. He later went to St. Xavier University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Jason Van Dyke Family

Jason is married to wife Tiffany Van Dyke. They met when he was in the Police Academy. The couple has two children; daughters, Kaylee who is 17 years old and Kaitlyn who is 12 years old. 

Jason Van Dyke Sentence| Imprisonment

Since the year 2001, about 20 citizen complaints have been filed against Officer Van Dyke but none of them ever resulted in disciplinary action.

Ten of the complaints against Van Dyke alleged that he used excessive force, and two involve the use of a firearm. A Chicago man was awarded $350,000 by a jury after determining Van Dyke employed excessive force during a traffic stop. Another complaint involved verbal abuse by Van Dyke, who used a racial slur.

According to CNN, “the Chicago Police Department has about 12,000 officers. Like Van Dyke, 402 officers have 20 or more complaints on file in the database. The most complaints against any officer, according to the database, is 68.

The database shows that of the 20 complaints against Van Dyke none resulted in discipline. Five complaints in the database were “not sustained,” five were unfounded, four resulted in exoneration, five had unknown outcomes and one resulted in no action taken.”

A video was released as evidence against Jason where he fires 16 bullets at McDonald. His defense team stated that he has a mental disorder. He was sentenced to 6 years and 9 months in prison for the murder of Laquan McDonald.

Jason Van Dyke Hearing

Last Updated on: 13th January 2023.