New judge assigned to Laquan McDonald cover-up case

CHICAGO -- A new judge has been assigned to hear the case involving three police officers accused of trying to cover up the Laquan McDonald shooting.

On Tuesday, a computer randomly assigned Judge Dominica Stephenson to the case.

A special prosecutor had requested that Judge Diane Gordon Cannon be removed. Cannon was randomly assigned last week after the first judge, also selected by computer, recused herself.

The prosecutor said Cannon was prejudiced against the prosecution.

Former Detective David March, former Officer Joseph Walsh and Officer Thomas Gaffney are charged with official misconduct, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

They have all plead not guilty.

They are scheduled to appear in Judge Stephenson's courtroom on July 29.