CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, saying the officers lied when they alleged the teenager “aggressively” swung a knife at officers and attempted to get up from the ground still armed with the knife after he was shot.
In an indictment approved Monday and announced Tuesday, a Cook County grand jury alleges that one current and two former officers lied about the events of Oct. 20, 2014 when Officer Jason Van Dyke shot the black teenager 16 times.
The narratives of the officers contradict what can be seen on police dashcam video, in which the teenager can be seen spinning after he was shot and falling to the ground as the officer continues to fire shots into his body. The indictment further alleged that officers lied when they said McDonald ignored Van Dyke’s verbal commands and that one of the officers reviewed a report that claimed the other two officers were, in fact, victims of an attack by McDonald.
“The co-conspirators created police reports in the critical early hours and days following the killing of …read more
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