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Chicago mayor calls for reform after 13-year-old Adam Toledo shot dead by police; family wants to see police video

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Police work at the scene of a fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Chicago Police officer on Monday, March 29, 2021 in Chicago.

CHICAGO – Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday called for reforms to how police pursue suspects on foot and urged a “thorough, expeditious” investigation into the death of a 13-year-old boy who was shot by a Chicago police officer last week.

But hours later, the family of Adam Toledo – who dreamed of becoming a police officer and was killed March 29 after police chased him into an alley – said they still hadn’t see the police body-cam video of the incident and were “concerned” by officials’ “hurtful and false mischaracterization” of Adam. 

“We have requested expedited meetings with pertinent authorities to obtain evidence and to review the police body camera footage and other available video. To date, we have not received confirmation of a time to view the footage,” the family said in a statement through their attorneys, Adeena Weiss Ortiz and Joel Hirschhorn.

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