Futterman and Fairley on the Laquan McDonald Conspiracy Trial Verdict

How Will the Laquan McDonald Conspiracy Trial Impact Police Reform?

Three Chicago police officers accused of falsifying police reports as part of a conspiracy to cover up the 2014 police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald were found not guilty on all counts Thursday.


What impact – if any – will Thursday’s verdict have on reforming a so-called code of silence within the police department and improving the relationship between police officers and the communities they serve?

Joining us to give their insights are Sharon Fairley, the former chief administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority and Civilian Office of Police Accountability; University of Chicago clinical law professor Craig Futterman; criminal defense attorney Gal Pissetzky; and retired Chicago Police Sgt. Peter Koconis.

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