CHICAGO — Three Chicago cops are scheduled to be arraigned on fees that they conspired to cowl up the actions of a white colleague who fatally shot a black teenager sixteen occasions.
The three haven’t been arrested and are being allowed to point out up on the listening to Monday on their very own accord.
The indictment alleges that the officers lied once they stated 17-yr-previous Laquan McDonald “aggressively” swung a knife and tried to rise up from the bottom whereas nonetheless armed after he was shot on Oct. 20, 2014.
Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-diploma homicide within the demise. He has pleaded not responsible.
The indictments mark the newest chapter within the historical past of a police drive dogged by allegations of racism and brutality towards the town’s black residents.