Officers In LaQuan McDonald Case Charged With Obstruction

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It’s not often that justice is served on behalf of black people but even a broken clock is right twice a day. According to Fox 32 Chicago, 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. The police officers lied about McDonald lunging at the officers with a knife and trying to get up from the ground with the knife after being shot. This incident happened on October 20, 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald sixteen times. The officers are being charged with felony counts of obstruction of justice, official misconduct and conspiracy.

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The charge stems from the officer’s narratives on what happen contradicting the dash cam footage. McDonald fell to the ground immediately after he was shot. When he fell Van Dyke didn’t stop firing. The indictment says, “The co-conspirators created police reports in the critical early hours and days following the killing of Laquan McDonald that contained important false information,”

If convicted the three officers charged with the murder they could get a max of five years in prison and up to a $25,000 fee. To read more about the case and view the indictment visit Fox 32 Chicago.

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3 Chicago cops charged with obstruction in Laquan McDonald case, Fox 32 Chicago

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