Almost two years after Chicago officers shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, justice looks as if it is slowly, but surely being served. It was announced that Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is looking to have five officers involved in the shooting removed from the department.
The Associated Press reports that Johnson formally filed the motion on Tuesday, and asked for the dismissal of Jason Van Dyke, the officer who shot the teenager 16 times, in addition to officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian, Ricardo Viramontes and Sgt. Stephen Franko, who were each accused of giving false reports after dash-cam footage contradicted their claims.
The announcement comes just two weeks after Johnson announced his intentions to file administrative charges against seven officers involved in the shooting; however, according the AP, two of the officers have already stepped down.
Van Dyke was already charged with first-degree murder in the death of McDonald last November and pleaded not guilty. He was later released on bail.
The Chicago Police Board will hear the officers’ cases beginning next month.