Emanuel can dig in his heels and fight the lawsuit tooth-and-nail — and risk having AG Lisa Madigan jump in — while aligning himself with Trump’s DOJ.
“I have no intention of changing my original recommendation to the Chicago Police Board to terminate the officers,” Supt. Johnson said in a statement.
Delaying the disciplinary proceedings could ultimately allow several of the officers to return to work.
The deputy chief who was in charge of the scene of the Laquan McDonald shooting, and the detective who led the initial investigation will testify.
Instead, a “safety plan” will be devised to keep the Chicago cop safe as he enters and leaves court hearings.
Jason Van Dyke’s lawyers say he is being harassed and are asking that he be allowed to stay home for upcoming status hearings.
Sheriff’s deputies walked Jason Van Dyke out of the courthouse Thursday, after his lawyers complained to a judge about protesters harassing the cop.