7 Chicago officers face potential firing over Laquan McDonald case

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CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson may get his way in asking that seven police officers be fired for lying about the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

Since Mayor Rahm Emanuel replaced the head of the police board last year, 12 officers have already been fired for various infractions.

Previously, the board routinely rejected calls for the dismissal of cops.

In the past year, not a single officer has been acquitted of administrative charges.

Officer Jason Van Dyke faces a murder trial for firing the shots that killed the unarmed McDonald.

The other officers claimed McDonald made threatening moves toward Van Dyke, but police dashboard video showed no such threat by McDonald.