Chicago Police Department Moves To Fire Officer Involved In Laquan McDonald Shooting

Jason Van Dyke approaches the bench at a hearing Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at the Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago. Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon was sworn in as the independent attorney to prosecute Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder last year in the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald.
Jason Van Dyke approaches the bench at a hearing in August at the Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago. Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune, Pool
Jason Van Dyke approaches the bench at a hearing Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at the Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago. Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon was sworn in as the independent attorney to prosecute Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder last year in the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald.
Jason Van Dyke approaches the bench at a hearing in August at the Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago. Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune, Pool

Chicago Police Department Moves To Fire Officer Involved In Laquan McDonald Shooting

The Chicago Police Department is moving to fire Jason Van Dyke, the officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson filed the charges against Van Dyke, along with charges against four other officers involved in the shooting on Tuesday and is recommending that all five be fired.

Johnson says Van Dyke, who shot and killed McDonald, broke six department rules. He says three other officers and a sergeant gave false reports, among other rule violations.

The filing was expected after Johnson announced two weeks ago that seven officers involved in the shooting should be fired. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said one of those officers resigned the day Johnson made his announcement and another quit Tuesday.

Van Dyke also faces first-degree murder charges. He has pleaded not guilty.

The Associated Press contributed to this report