In the three years since footage of McDonald’s death emerged, the city has been turned upside down by what many saw as hard evidence of fatal police discrimination against people of color. An official report from the Justice Department released in January 2017 confirmed their suspicions: Police repeatedly and rampantly used excessive force, principally against African-Americans and Latinos. Since then, the city’s police superintendent and top prosecutor have been replaced. Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he would not seek re-election.

The result is unlikely to put these months of unrest entirely to bed—or to mitigate the kinds of discrimination at their root. Chicago residents have long awaited closure on the case, and emotions will likely run high tonight: In response, Chicago Public Schools has canceled all sports and after-school activities. Van Dyke’s sentence is yet to be confirmed, but it will do little to change the damning findings of the report, or the very real experiences that underpin it.

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