Chicago: On Friday, Chicago’s police chief said, he was advocated the firing of seven officers accused of making false reports in the deadly cop shooting of a black teenager.
A vedio of Laquan McDonald a 17 year old, his shooting death sparked anger and was one of several police shootings of African Americans that spurred street protests around the country.
Eddie Johnson’s Superintendent decided to relieve the officers by observing review of documents, video and other evidence, his office said.
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement, “the police officers statement released to event to violet a rule that forbid “making a false report, written or oral”.”The officers have been relieved of their police powers.”
Their fate will be determined by the panel appoint by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Johnson suggested that the panel fire them.
Jason Van Dyke, the officer, who shot McDonald 16 times, is waiting testing on murder charges.
The officers were helping to Van Dyke’s story later on found contradicted by the released video.
In video, Van Dyke is seen shooting the teenager even as he was running away from police and after he falls to the ground.
The inspector general of the city had suggested the firing of 10 officers, but two of them have since retired and Johnson disagreed with the suggestion to fire third, saying “there is insufficient evidence to prove those respective allegations.”