“We are going to do a careful review of the record and the law and make a determination based on our review,” spokeswoman Maura Possley said in an email.
Possley declined to elaborate on what exactly the office is examining, but legal experts told the Tribune the attorney general might be considering whether to petition the Illinois Supreme Court to order the trial judge to sentence Van Dyke again — only under tougher guidelines this time.”
An attempt to diminish the pushback they’re getting over Van Dyke’s sentence. Key words in the above paragraph: might be. They “might be considering”.
In unusual step, attorney general’s office ‘reviewing’ ex-Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke’s sentence
Legal experts said the attorney general may try to persuade a higher court to force a re-sentencing or have state lawmakers reconsider the state’s somewhat confusing sentencing laws.