The board said Sgt. Stephen Franko, officer Janet Mondragon, officer Daphne Sebastian, and officer Ricardo Viramontes are "being fired from the Chicago Police Department."
In its decision, the board concluded that the officers "violated their duty" by describing the alleged menace. McDonald exaggerated and without relevant facts that support the opposite conclusion. The overall impression based on this selective statement is both misleading and wrong. "
Mr. McDonald was the attacker and Officer Van Dyke was the victim – a representation that is totally contrary to reality – in simple terms, the officers wanted to help their fellow officer (Jason Van Dyke) and described the incident so that he would be in the The list was the best possible light, "wrote the board.
The board is an independent civil institution that decides on police disciplinary cases. A police union spokesman immediately returned a telephone call and an email from CNN to comment.
The police initially reported that McDonald had voiced a knife to Van Dyke six seconds after disembarking from his patrol car To open fire. In October 2014, he shot 16 times on McDonald.
The case constituted a referendum on the so-called "Code of Silence" of Chicago police officers and their alleged readiness to protect each other.