According to the mayor of Chicago, these images are “unbearable” and he called on residents to remain calm when the country’s tensions regarding police violence are already high.
A new play reignites the debate about the methods of the US police force and the country’s racist past. Chicago authorities released a videotape describing a police officer shooting a 13-year-old minor on Thursday, April 15. From the video taken by the police officer’s pedestrian camera, the officer can be seen chasing Adam Toledo, ordering him to stop and show him his hand. Then, when the boy stopped and raised his hands, he shot her. The teenager was shot dead at 2:30 in the morning on March 29.
At a press conference on Thursday before the video was released, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called them“Unsustainable”, Calling on residents to calm down when the country’s police violence is already tense.
“Adam was an altar boy or participated in some improper activities. The fact is that he was walking on the street, was shot, and was shot without being armed.” When he was killed, he condemned the Toledo family lawyer Adeena Weiss-Ortiz (Adeena Weiss-Ortiz) to the press.
The police were called after receiving the shooting and hunted down the boy and a 21-year-old man Ruben Roman who was with him. The latter was arrested soon; the police continued to hunt Adam Toledo and then shot him.
An assistant district attorney in Chicago’s county reported that Adam Toledo was carrying a gun when he was shot. But on Thursday, the Cook County prosecutor’s spokesperson told the local broadcaster WGN that the prosecutor had failed. “Inadequate information was not received before the hearing”. In addition, no weapons are visible in his hands in the video.
The picture is “Horrible, traumatic, [constituent] Remind us again of the epidemic of police violence we continue to experience in the United States and the urgent need for police reform! “, Tweet Ben Crump, George Floyd family lawyer.
In May 2020, a young African-American, Daunte Wright, was arrested in Minneapolis during the trial against a white police officer in charge of the death of George Floyd, who was in his forties in black. The policewoman was killed and the policewoman claimed to have confused his service weapon with his Taser.