The Chicago Police Accountability Board has released graphic and disturbing police body cam videos showing the shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
The release comes as a prosecutor who said Toledo had a gun in his hand now says he was “not fully informed,” according to WGN-TV.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a news conference in advance of the video release to plead for calm.
You can watch all of the videos here and obtain investigative case reports at the website as well. The caption with the released videos and documents says, “This post includes all relevant video, audio and Chicago Police Department records in COPA’s possession that are required to be released related to use of force in this fatal officer-involved shooting and the events immediately following it.”
Here’s what you need to know:
A Prosecutor Initially Said Toledo Had a Gun in His Hand But the Office Now Says That’s Inaccurate
According to WGN-TV, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy made the comment about the gun in a proffer presented during a bond hearing for a 21-year-old man who was with Toledo the night he was shot.“The officer tells [Toledo] to drop it as [Toledo] turns towards the officer. [Toledo] has a gun in his right hand,” he wrote.
WGN sought more information and is now reporting that the state’s attorney’s office “says the detail about Adam having a gun in his hand the moment he was shot was inaccurate.”
Police said previously that they recovered a 9MM Ruger along a fence near the shooting, and they released a photo of it.