Nearly two years after 17-year old Laquan McDonald was unjustly shot and killed by a Chicago police officer, the department has formally filed a motion to fire the five officers who were present during the tragic incident.
According to the AP, Superintendent Eddie Johnson wants the man who pulled the trigger 16 times, officer Jason Van Dyke, fired, as well as Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian, Ricardo Viramontes and Sgt. Stephen Franko- all of whom were accused of giving false reports after dash cam footage told a completely different story than what they alleged.
Johnson had initially wanted to fire seven officers as part of the Laquan McDonald murder, but one of the officers resigned yesterday and another stepped down on the day of this announcement.
Office Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder for shooting McDonald 16 times, he has pleaded not guilty.