Chicago releases video of officer fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo

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from The Washington Post,

More than two weeks after a Chicago police officer shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo, a police oversight agency on Thursday released a video of the March shooting that had set the city on edge.

The graphic video, which the city’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) posted to its website, shows the police officer chasing Adam through an alley, ordering him to stop and show his hands. Adam appears to stop at the opening in a fence, turn and raise his hands as the officer fires once, striking him in the chest.

At the point in the video where Adam stops at the fence, he appears to be holding something in his right hand. Police say it was a gun that was later recovered behind the fence. But a lawyer representing the Toledo family said it’s “not relevant” if Adam dropped a gun because he followed police orders.

“I see no evidence whatsoever that Adam Toledo shot at police,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) told reporters Thursday.

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