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Charges filed to fire 5 officers in Chicago police shooting

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2015 file photo, Sharon Fairley, leader of the Chicago Independent Police Review Authority, speaks during a news conference with Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. Emanuel is releasing a proposed ordinance that would create a new agency to investigate police misconduct to replace IPRA that has come under intense criticism.The ordinance that calls for the replacement of IPRA with what is called the Civilian Office on Police Accountability. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)
August 30, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has filed formal administrative charges to fire the officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.

Johnson filed charges Tuesday to fire Officer Jason Van Dyke along with four other officers who were at the scene of the shooting.

The filing was expected after Johnson announced two weeks ago that seven officers involved in the shooting should be fired. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said one of those officers resigned the day Johnson made his announcement and another quit Tuesday.

Johnson has said he wants the officers fired for making false reports.

Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder the same day the city released dashcam video that shows him shooting McDonald 16 times. The video contradicts the accounts of officers at the scene.

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