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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:58 AM

Laquan McDonald: four fired for alleged cover up of white officer's role in killing

Source: Associated Press

Chicago Police Board finds the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old to justify his shooting

Associated Press
Thu 18 Jul 2019 22.15 EDT

The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer’s 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting by Jason Van Dyke and voted unanimously for the dismissal of Sgt Stephen Franko and officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian and Ricardo Viramontes.

The police superintendent Eddie Johnson in 2016 accused the officers of either giving or approving knowingly false statements. None of the four were charged criminally, however they were stripped of police powers and assigned to desk duty as their case proceeded.

A Cook county judge acquitted three other officers in January of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and official misconduct charges in the case.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/18/laquan-mcdonald-four-fired-coverup-chicago

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Reply Laquan McDonald: four fired for alleged cover up of white officer's role in killing (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 19 OP
iluvtennis Jul 19 #1
kimbutgar Jul 19 #3
marble falls Jul 19 #2
sdfernando Jul 19 #4
ROB-ROX Jul 20 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:57 AM

1. There will never be justice for Laquan McDonald, but it's good these bad cops have been fired.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:39 AM

3. I'm sure ICE will hire them now

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:12 AM

2. This good news but not enough. They basically were accessories to murder ...

after the fact.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:43 AM

4. I'm glad they got fired but this is so effed up!

how is this not a conspiracy?

"The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting by Jason Van Dyke"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:48 PM

5. Dirty Cops Kill People

These cops all were involved with murdering a person. All these cops should be executed for murder. Firing the criminal cops is just the start of finally executing the cops. When a crazy cop murder is executed, there is one less criminal with a badge to be executed.

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