Chicago police release Adam Toledo shooting video

Body cam footage shows officers performing CPR on 13-year-old Adam Toledo after he was shot last month

Police said Toledo was armed when he fled from officers following reports of shots fired in the Chicago area.

'I'm not feeling a heartbeat, ' the officer says.

Loesch defended the cop who seemingly reacted in a "split-second" during the March 29 run-in, and mentioned his "sobbing" after realizing shots were fired at a child.Fox News contributor Leo Terrell also took to the defense of the officer and argued that since the shooting was "justified", the case will never see criminal charges.

Prosecutors say the boy was armed, although no gun can be seen in the footage as Toledo raises his hands.

The officer radios in 'shot fired, ' lays Toledo flat on his back and begins frantically looking for the wound.

The family of a Chicago teenager fatally shot by a police officer last month has viewed video of the shooting, the city's Civilian Office of Police Accountability announced late Tuesday.

The videos "are incredibly hard to watch, particularly at the end", Lightfoot said at a news conference before the videos were set to be released.

The release comes in the wake of the traffic-stop shooting of Daunte Wright by an officer in a Minneapolis suburb that has sparked protests as the broader Minneapolis area nervously awaits the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

"(Toledo) has a gun in his right hand.

"We understand that the release of this video will be incredibly painful and elicit an emotional response to all who view it, and we ask that people express themselves peacefully".

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Small protests were held on Thursday evening around Chicago, hours after the city's mayor appealed for calm.

'No one has anything to gain by inciting violence, ' she said via a statement Sunday.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has urged for peace as an independent board looks further into the shooting.

Meanwhile, community leaders and Toledo's family have called for peaceful demonstrations following the video's release.

Toledo's family said in a statement released to local media that they appreciated the support they had received from the community and were grateful that protests in Chicago over the last few days remained peaceful.

The body camera video that shows the shooting begins with about 1 minute and 45 seconds of the officer driving to the scene in the Little Village neighborhood before exiting his vehicle and running down an alley.

The Toledo family's lawyers say they are conducting an investigation of their own. Ahead of the video's release, Adam's family and Lightfoot released a joint statement on Thursday.

In addition, the Chicago Police Department will release "a slowed-down compilation of the events" that occurred March 29.

"COPA has advised family representatives that, while it is acutely sensitive to the family's grief and their desire to avoid public release of materials related to Adam's tragic death, COPA is mandated to comply with the City's Video Release Policy", the agency said in its state. Adding to that mistrust is the city´s history of suppressing damning police videos. The officer shouts "Drop it" and fires his weapon - 19 seconds after exiting his squad vehicle.

And the city tried to stop a TV news station from broadcasting video of a botched 2019 police raid in which an innocent, naked, Black woman wasn't allowed to put on clothes until after she was handcuffed.

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