Transcript for Officers on trial for cover-up of Laquan McDonald shooting death
These officers face very serious charges here in court this afternoon for bench trial that's expected to go about a week investigators say the three officers tried to lie and withhold information about the upon McDonald's shooting those officers are in court here in Chicago this morning including officer retired officer David march and retired officer Joseph lost. Along with officer Thomas Gaffney was currently suspended without pay from the Chicago Police Department all of them facing charges of conspiracy. Obstruction of justice and misconduct after investigators say they lied and withheld information. In the upon McDonald's shooting case this morning the three men made their way inside of the Cook County courthouse to face the judge for a bench trap. The drop comes after former Chicago police officer Jason van dyke was found guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death. Of the Quan McDonald's this trio was accused of coordinating their stories and making false police reports. In hours after van dyke. Fired sixteen gunshots killing outlook on McDonald's now the case will be decided by a judge not a jury here in Chicago in the courtroom is expected to be pretty fall. It Chicago I'm Alexis Nick Adams you're watching ABC news life.
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