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Police Chief Of Detectives Is Latest To Resign Amid Laquan McDonald Controversy

By Kate Shepherd in News on Dec 7, 2015 7:06PM

Another top police official has resigned in the wake of the Laquan McDonald shooting video. The chief of detectives of the Chicago Police Department Dean Andrews resigned Monday, according to CBS2.

Andrews was just promoted to chief of detectives in October by former police chief Garry McCarthy. Andrews replaced John Escalante, who had been promoted to first superintendent and was named acting superintendent after McCarthy was fired last week.

Past controversy surrounds Andrews. He supervised the failed 2011 investigation of the punching death David Koschman by Mayor Richard Daley's nephew R.J. Vanecko. He was implicated for allegedly creating a fictitious witness statement that helped prevent police and Cook County prosecutors from charging Vanecko at the time.

When he was promoted to chief of detectives, Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters that the fact he is still under investigation by the City Inspector General's office for the Vanecko case didn't disqualify him from promotion.

The head of the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), Scott Ando, resigned on Sunday.