Following an investigation into the 2014 fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager in Chicago, the Chicago police superintendent is recommending that seven officers be fired for providing false reports on his death.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson based his decision on the Chicago inspector general’s report, he said Thursday. That report recommended firing 10 officers, The Chicago Tribune reports, but two have retired, and Mr. Johnson found “insufficient evidence” that the tenth officer had violated Rule 14, which prohibits making false written or oral reports.
“Each of these decisions was based on a methodical and substantive review of the facts by both internal and external counsel. Each officer will have their right to due process,” Johnson wrote in an email to officers, according to the Tribune. “It is my belief that through these challenges we can take the lessons learned to become a better Department and in turn, give you additional resources to do your jobs effectively.” READ MORE.