3 Chicago Police Officers Accused Of Cover-Up In Killing Of Laquan McDonald

Laquan McDonald (right) walks down the street moments before being shot by Officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago in October 2014, in a still shot from a police dashcam video.
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A grand jury indicted three Chicago police officers on felony charges on Tuesday, accusing them of conspiring to cover up the facts of a fatal police shooting in October 2014 of a black teenager in order to shield their fellow officer.

Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is white, shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, according to prosecutors.

Dashcam footage, eventually released under a court order more than a year after the killing, showed Van Dyke shooting McDonald as he walked away from the officer. Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder and pleaded not guilty.


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