City Releases Inspector General’s Report On Officers Involved In Laquan McDonald Shooting

WBBM Newsradio Staff
October 09, 2019 - 2:14 pm

Chicago Police Department via AP


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The city of Chicago released Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s reports on the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, five years after he was shot and killed.

The reports detail the Inspector General's investigation of the case, including his recommendations for disciplinary action for Officer Jason Van Dyke - the officer later convicted of McDonald’s murder - and 15 other officers accused of trying to cover up the shooting.

The reports were completed in 2016, but were barred by the city to be release because of confidentiality laws. In September, aldermen approved the release of some of the 2016 report during a City Council meeting. 

According to CBS 2, Ferguson had recommended firing 12 officers and suspending four others for their roles in trying to cover up the McDonald shooting. Police Supt. Eddie Johnson spared one of the officers the inspector general recommended be fired; seven others resigned or retired before facing discipline; and four others – Sgt. Stephen Franko; and officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian, and Ricardo Viramontes – were fired by the Chicago Police Board in July.

The 16 reports from Ferguson’s office are being reviewed. Check back for updates.