Jason Van Dyke
They had been on desk duty since 2016.
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.
Public interest in the case exploded after Chicago released damning dash-cam video contradicting police claims.
Last week, Officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder with a firearm in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
"Everyone just let out this huge sigh at once.”
The verdict against Officer Van Dyke marked a historical day in Chicago, where a cop hasn't been convicted of murder on the job in nearly 50 years.
Each count represented one of the 16 bullets the officer fired at the black teenager.
He's the first Chicago police charged with an on-duty in over three decades.