The Chicago Internal Police Control Department yesterday released a video in which a policeman killed a 13-year-old boy. This is the latest example of police brutality, which may trigger civil unrest in the city.
At 2:30 in the morning on March 29, in a small village near the West End, an unidentified police officer got off the camera and ran in the alley behind Adam Toledo, and then used the camera to shoot 9 on the police officer. Minutes of video.
The video then showed a policeman yelling “Stop” to Toledo before Toledo managed to chase him and ordered him to raise his hand. Before the officer fired, Toledo seemed to start raising his hands and immediately ran to the boy who fell to the ground.
The official said: “Bullets are fired, bullets are fired. Send an ambulance.”
After the incident, the Chicago police immediately announced that Toledo was holding a revolver in his hand. However, it is not clear in the video whether he had been at the time of filming.
The police said they were chasing Toledo and another man after receiving reports of shootings nearby.
“Many police officers gathered on the street at 2:30 am on March 29. In short, we let Adam down,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Lori Lightfoot) press release at a press conference Said at the meeting.
Internal control also released third-party videos and other materials related to the disputed event.
Following the deadly shooting of Daunte Wright by the police on the outskirts of Minneapolis on Sunday and the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020 , The recent incident has caused tension in Chicago.
Lightfoot said: “Chicago, like many other cities in the United States, has a long tradition of police violence and abuse, which is why many citizens, especially those in black or brown, are always in fear and pain.”
After the video was released, city officials sent a message to the people to keep them up and prepare for it.
They announced that they would deploy more police officers and equipment during possible riots to protect the store. Like some other cities in the United States, Chicago was also protested and robbed after George Floyd’s death, which was also recorded by cameras.
The Toled family said in a statement in local media that they are grateful for their compatriots for their support and that the protests in Chicago have remained peaceful over the past few days.
The family declared: “We pray on behalf of our city to commemorate the people of Adam who remain calm and take constructive actions to promote reform.”