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no more indictments against cops in handling of laquan mcdonald shooting

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no more indictments against cops in handling of laquan mcdonald shooting

a cook county grand jury has been disbanded without charging any additional chicago police officers, including department higher-ups, for their handling of laquan mcdonald’s fatal shooting by an officer.at a status hearing at the leighton criminal court building, special prosecutor patricia brown holmes said the grand jury that convened to look into the controversial shooting has completed its investigation.that means no other officers — including higher-ups who signed off on allegedly false reports of the shooting — will be indicted.the only indictment brought by the special grand jury charged only lower-level cops — a detective and two patrol officers — stopping short of criminally charging department higher-ups in the alleged cover-up even though several had been recommended for firing by the city inspector general's office for their actions.activist will calloway, whose efforts helped make public the video of mcdonald's shooting, expressed disappointment tuesday outside the courtroom. more officers, including higher-ranking department officials, should be charged, he said."the other officers lied, too, on their police reports," calloway said. "that's not justice for laquan."the court-ordered release in 2015 of video showing officer jason van dyke fatally shooting mcdonald 16 times a year earlier sparked widespread protests, the firing of chicago's police superintendent and a damning report of police practices by the u.s. department of justice. van dyke i...