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Cop Denied Promotion Fails to Show Laquan McDonald Comments Link

Sept. 28, 2022, 8:11 PM

A former Chicago Police Department lieutenant failed to produce proof he was denied promotion because he testified during a probe that former Superintendent Eddie Johnson believed the police shooting of Laquan McDonald was justified, a federal judge ruled.

Osvaldo Valdez also lacked triable evidence that his Latino ethnicity caused Johnson not to promote him to captain or district commander, the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said, granting summary judgment for the city. Valdez was compelled to testify in 2016 before the Office of Inspector General during its investigation into the shooting death of McDonald, which occurred ...