A special prosecutor has no plans to indict any more Chicago police officers who were present when a fellow officer fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald, or took part in the investigation.
WBEZ’s Chip Mitchell reports that Patricia Brown Holmes told a judge at a hearing Tuesday that the investigation by a special grand jury — convened to examine the October 2014 shooting by Officer Jason Van Dyke — has concluded and that “no further indictments will be forthcoming.”
Will Calloway, activist who pushed for city’s release of the #LaquanMcDonald video, says the community deserves explanation from special prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes about why the same evidence (police reports contradicted by video) did not lead to charges vs. more officers. https://t.co/oL2Yk7HYYg— Chip Mitchell (@ChipMitchell1) November 14, 2017
The announcement means that the number of current or former officers charged in an alleged cover-up to protect Van Dyke stands at three: Van Dyke’s partner and a second officer at the scene and the lead detective in the investigation of the shooting.
Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.