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4 Chicago cops fired for alleged cover-up of fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald

FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times in Chicago. Chicago officials released hundreds of emails Thursday Dec. 31, 2015 related to the video that wasn’t released until more than a year after the shooting.  The emails, including some between city officials asking how they should respond to demands for the video, were released to media outlets that have been pressing for the documents for weeks.  (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)

A board found that the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald in order to justify the actions of Officer Jason Van Dyke in shooting the teen 16 times. McDonald refused police commands to drop a knife while walking away from officers in October 2014.

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