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Johnson seeks to fire seven cops tied to the McDonald shooting

Aug 21, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson is seeking to fire seven officers — including the partner of Officer Jason Van Dyke — for allegedly lying in their accounts of what happened in Van Dyke’s fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Johnson originally planned to announce Thursday that he would move to fire eight of the 10 officers that city inspector general had recommended for termination, but one of them then retired. Another one, Deputy Chief David McNaughton, had retired on Monday.

A source said Joseph Walsh, who was Van Dyke’s partner the night of the shooting…

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