CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Board held its first status hearing Monday on five officers accused of lying in the deadly 2104 police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Attorneys for Jason Van Dyke and the three officers and one sergeant accused of lying about the shooting of Laquan McDonald appeared before the board today for the first status hearing.
A gag order imposed in the criminal case against Van Dyke prevented his attorney from speaking in public. But today he spoke and said his client feels horrible about what's happening to the other officers involved the night he killed McDonald.
Van Dyke, who faces murder charges for killing the teen two years ago, did not appear before the board today. Neither did the other four officers under fire.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson wants the officers fired. Several high ranking officers involved in the case have retired.
Also today, former Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy spoke at a City Club event today and said he would have never released the now infamous video of Van Dyke shooting McDonald until the investigation was complete. McCarthy lost his job shortly after the video was shown publicly, creating protests across the city.