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Officers accused in Laquan McDonald cover up allowed to return to work

By Patrick Elwood,

The Chicago police board has decided to allow the officers accused of aiding in the Laquan McDonald cover up to go back on the job for now.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson has suspended the four officers who were on the scene the night McDonald was shot and killed by Officer Jason Van Dyke.

Three officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian, Ricardo Viramontes as well as Sgt. Stephen Franko were on duty and on the scene with Van Dyke.

Superintendent Johnson wants to fire those four officers for their attempts to corroborate Van Dyke’s account of what happened that night.  They have been off the job without pay since August of 2016. And potentially they could face criminal charges as well.


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