Chicago Police Superintendent Recommends Firing 7 Officers
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said evidence shows that officers filed false reports after the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.By Cody LaGrow | August 18, 2016
Chicago's police superintendent recommended seven police officers be fired over the Laquan McDonald shooting cover-up.
In a statement Thursday, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said after reviewing the evidence, it shows the officers violated Rule 14, which prohibits "making a false report, written or oral."
Nearly two years ago, officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times. In 2015, a judge ordered the city to release the tape of the shooting, which contradicted multiple police reports that McDonald was wielding a knife and swung at the officers in an "aggressive, exaggerated manner."