At least 16 Chicago police officers worked together to conceal or downplay their colleague’s murder of a black teenager.
The Chicago police released the body camera footage late Monday.
Chicago officials were blindsided — and infuriated — by the news that all the charges were being dropped against him.
Jussie Smollett paid 2 guys $3,500 to fake a hate crime because he was "dissatisfied with his salary," police say
“I’m left hanging my head asking why, why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations," Chicago Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
The Chicago prosecutor assigned to the ongoing investigation abruptly recused herself from the case Tuesday night.
The former Chicago police officer faced up to 96 years in prison for shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times on the night of October 20, 2014.
They were accused of falsifying police reports after their colleague, Jason Van Dyke, fired 16 shots at the 17-year-old black teenager.
"I never knew about cops setting people up until it happened to me."
Chicago police officers say they thought he matched the description of a teenager they were attempting to track down.
Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado were supposed to help the city of Chicago fight gang violence and drug trafficking. Prosecutors say they made it worse.
At first, the city of Chicago tried to blame the LeGrier family for Jones’ death.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal for an expensive new police academy picked up a new, high-profile critic Wednesday: Chance the Rapper, an acclaimed hip-hop artist and Chicago native who's become a fixture in city politics.