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Family of Adam Toledo views footage of fatal Chicago police shooting of 13-year-old; video will not be immediately released

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CHICAGO — The family of Adam Toledo on Tuesday night viewed the police body camera video showing last month’s fatal shooting of the 13-year-old by a Chicago officer who chased him into an alley, the family’s attorneys said in a statement.

The Toledo family has requested the footage not be immediately released to the public, according to a statement by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), which investigates cases of potential police misconduct. It remains unclear when the footage will be made public.

“The experience was extremely difficult and heartbreaking for everyone present and especially for Adam’s family,” said a separate statement released Tuesday night by family attorneys Adeena Weiss-Ortiz and Joel Hirschhorn.

The attorneys thanked the review board for allowing the family to view the footage before its public release and asked that everyone respect the family’s privacy.



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