A former police officer with the Chicago Police Department—who was convicted in October of second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014—was reportedly beaten by inmates in a Connecticut prison.

According to NBC News, the wife of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke cried Wednesday as she described learning that her husband was attacked in prison.

"I don't know how safe he is. I don't know the extent of his injuries," Tiffany Van Dyke said, flanked by her husband's attorneys at a news conference. "At the end of the day, I want my husband home. I want him to be safe."

The attack reportedly occurred at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut—a low-security prison.

Van Dyke was kept in isolation while being held in Illinois, but was initially placed in the general population in the Connecticut facility.

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