At the request of the Adam Toledo family, the Chicago Civil Police Responsibility Office will “Not immediately published,” a video showing the shooting of a 13-year-old teenager killed by a Chicago police officer late last month.
Toledo’s family showed footage of the shooting on Tuesday night, and at the family’s request, they would not release photos, videos or other material such as 911 calls and testimony to the public at this time, COPA officials said.
“At the request of the Toledo family today, COPA will not immediately release videos and other media, as families continue to mourn their loss,” the office said in a statement.
Officials also said they would not rule out releasing the videos in the coming weeks.
“COPA has advised family representatives that, despite being extremely sensitive to family grief and their desire to avoid the public release of the media involved in Adam̵7;s tragic death, COPA is extremely sensitive to family sorrows.” Were mandated to comply with the city’s video distribution policy, “the office said.
The office did not say what images or information would ultimately be released, in this case, under the COPA policy, videos of incidents involving persons under the age of 18 were not usually published, but amid calls for publicity. The agency said it would consider releasing body cameras and other video footage within the mandatory 60-day time frame. According to the law and office policy
“Investigators received ShotSpotter Police reports, OEMC transmissions and 911 calls, sound recordings and other relevant evidence,” said COPA officials.
“The experience is very difficult and heartbreaking for everyone today and especially for Adam’s family,” attorney Joel Hirschhorn said in a statement. To inspect video, body cameras and other evidence before they are released to the public. “
Lawyers said they are continuing their investigation of the shooting and said the family would have no further comment.
The lawyer also thanked members of the public for their support.
“However, we want to take this opportunity to express our family’s deepest gratitude for the grace and respect that the community, Chicago staff and the media have shown their suffering as they mourn the loss of their child. Of them “
Prosecutors explained the incident in a video over the weekend that a judge set a bond at $ 150,000 for a 21-year-old man who was with a teenager at the time of the shot.
Ruben Roman, who represented the public defender at the Cook County Bond trial, was charged with negligent gun release, aggravating the unlawful use of weapons by criminals and dangerous children.
Cook County State Prosecutors’ Office said the video captured the footage of Ramon shot before the little village was filmed in the early hours of March 29.
After several gunfire, Ramon and Toledo ran north on Sawyer Street near 24th Street and into an alley, according to prosecutors.
A Chicago police officer, responding to a ShotSpotter alert that detected eight gunshots, noticed two men in a runaway alley where officers had exited the patrol car and chased down both individuals, said Cook County Assistant Prosecutor James Murphy.
One officer arrested Roman, who prosecutors said had dropped red gloves on the floor during the arrest.
These gloves tested positive for shrapnel, Murphy said.
The family of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old boy shot dead by a Chicago police officer late last month, held a funeral for the teenager on Friday, NBC 5’s Sandra Torres reports.
Another officer chased Toledo, telling him to stop over and over, and Toledo eventually stopped near a wooden fence, prosecutors said. Toledo, who was standing with the left side facing the officer and shaking his hand to the right, was instructed by the officer to show his hand, Murphy said.
An officer told the teenager to “put it aside” as Toledo, holding a gun in his right hand, turned to the officer, prosecutors said. The officer opened fire once a teenager in the chest. The Toledo gun was held a few feet away, prosecutors said.
Authorities called for medical help and began performing chest compressions on Toledo, who died at the scene, officials said.
The teenager’s right-hand was tested positive for projectile residue, according to Murphy, prosecutors said, the bullet shell fired from near where Roman directly fired a salvaged 9mm pistol near Tolle. The prosecutor said.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability The Chicago police regulator is leading an investigation into the shooting. The officers involved are on administrative duties for 30 days in accordance with the Chicago Police Department policy.
The outrage has shrouded the city since the police shootings killed by the teen’s family, and supporters have called for the release of videos from police cameras showing the immediate confrontation.
People in Chicago’s Little Village community came out to demand answers Saturday to the death of a 13-year-old boy who was shot dead by a police officer earlier this week, NBC 5’s Vi Nguyen reports.
Speaking on Saturday at an unrelated event, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot revealed she recently spoke to Toledo’s mother.
“I think the Toledo family was openly in calling for peace. This was a very difficult time for them,” said Lightfoot. “Obviously, there was a lot of interest in the video. I thought it would. Help to erase many urban legends that have sprung up in the void. But I wanted to be clear from what I explained to me it would happen. It’s a really difficult video for people to watch. ”
Chicago police leaders have canceled holidays for officers next week as they prepare for a potential march.