CHICAGO — A grand jury that indicted three Chicago police officers on charges that they conspired to cover up what happened when a fellow officer fatally shot black teen Laquan McDonald has disbanded without indicting anyone else in the department, the special prosecutor announced Tuesday. “The Special Grand jury met numerous times; issued subpoenas for, received and reviewed evidence, heard testimony from witnesses…” Special Prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement. The indictments also will not include any high ranking members of the department. Van Dyke was later charged with first-degree murder in November 2015, the day before the now-famous video was released. The news angered some critics of the department, who said a host of Van Dye’s superiors who had watched the now famous video showing Van Dyke shooting McDonald as he walked away from the officer, signed off on then-Detective David March’s report that cleared Van dyke of any wrongdoing.
Source: National Post November 14, 2017 17:15 UTC