Mayor Lori Lightfoot called his release a “supreme disappointment.
Lightfoot said she understands “why this continues to feel like a miscarriage of justice, especially when many Black and brown men get sentenced to so much more prison time for having committed far lesser crimes. It’s these distortions in the criminal justice system, historically, that have made it so hard to build trust.
” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said it was a “gross miscarriage of justice.”
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx urged action “on the federal level” against Van Dyke, something the Black teen’s family has been pressing.