Four Chicago Police Officers Fired In Cover-Up of Laquan McDonald’s Murder

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Four Chicago police officers were fired for attempting to cover up the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014. None of the officers disciplined are ranked higher than sergeant.

The Chicago Police Board voted on July 18 to fire Sergeant Stephen Franko and officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian, and Ricardo Viramontes, effective immediately. Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s office conducted a disciplinary investigation that determined officers came to the defense of Van Dyke despite watching police dashcam footage of the shooting that disputed officers’ accounts.

Mondragon, Sebastian, and Viramontes were fired for exaggerating the threat McDonald posed the night of the shooting in order to justify Van Dyke’s actions. The three officers were present when Van Dyke brutally killed McDonald.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Mondragon claimed she was shifting her squad car into park when Van Dyke opened fire on McDonald. She later…

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  • valerieking325

    Thank you Nicole for the story. This is obviously nothing we would hear about in the corporate media news. All Americans need to hear the truth like this from far and wide and the district attorneys will have to stop defending the blatant lies by the police and their leaders after they commit murder.

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