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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke leaves the Criminal Courts Building after pleading not guilty to first-degree murder charges related to the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on December 29, 2015, in Chicago. The police superintendent is now moving to fire Van Dyke and four other officers, who are accused of making false statements about the shooting. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has recommended that seven officers be fired for providing false information in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. AP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at the 84th winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in January in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, a 27-year veteran of the force, is Mayor Rahm Emanuel's choice for permanent head of the department. Emanuel rejected three finalists identified after a national search. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez was defeated by Kim Foxx in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. Alvarez had been criticized for the investigation into the shooting of Laquan McDonald by a police officer. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators in Chicago call for an end to gun violence and resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chicago police are under scrutiny following the release of a video showing the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Crime Spikes As Police Avoid Becoming 'The Next Viral Video'

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to a question during a news conference last month about new police procedures. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Chicago Shooting Drives Calls For Emanuel To Go, So Far Without Result

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People participate in what organizers are calling a "Black Christmas" protest on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago Thursday. E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during a special City Council meeting Wednesday in Chicago. Emanuel called the meeting to discuss a police abuse scandal and apologized for the 2014 shooting of a black teenager. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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A Cook County judge set bond at $1.5 million for Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged last week with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014. AP hide caption

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Demonstrators do push-ups Friday as others block motorists along Chicago's Michigan Avenue as they protest the shooting of Laquan McDonald who was killed by a police officer in 2014. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Protesters Block High-End Stores, Demanding Inquiry Into Shooting

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Demonstrators march through downtown Chicago on Tuesday following the release of a video showing Jason Van Dyke, a police officer, shooting and killing Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder for the October 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets. So far this year, 15 officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter resulting from an on-duty shooting. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Since Ferguson, A Rise In Charges Against Police Officers

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A memorial to Laquan McDonald, 17, is seen in April at the Sullivan House Alternative High School in Chicago. McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014. Zbigniew Bzdak/TNS/Landov hide caption

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