Police Overseers Fire 4 Officers in McDonald-Related Case

The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer’s 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting by Jason Van Dyke and voted unanimously for the dismissal of Sgt. Stephen Franko, and officers Janet Mondragon and Ricardo Viramontes. All but one voted to fire Daphne Sebastian because of…

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