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23 Chicago Police Officers Called To Testify On Laquan McDonald Shooting

By Kate Shepherd in News on Jan 18, 2016 6:55PM

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Nearly two dozen Chicago police officers have been called to testify over the Laquan McDonald shooting before a grand jury, according to NBC5.

Police officers started testifying about the case in June and have been appearing as recently as Dec. 23, according to documents from a Chicago Tribune Freedom of Information Act request released to NBC.

But not all of the 23 subpoenaed cops are on active duty. The summons also does not mean that they are under investigation.

"The United States Department of Justice is investigating the circumstances around Mr. McDonalds death and we eagerly await the results of that investigation," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told NBC. "Should any officer or employee of this department be found guilty of lying or purposely misrepresenting any facts, they will face immediate discipline ranging from termination to prosecution."

Jason Van Dyke, the officer who shot Laquan McDonald, plead not guilty in December to the murder charges he's facing over the shooting.