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Chicago officers release videos of police shooting that killed a teenager

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On Thursday, a police oversight agency released a video of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month. Video shows an officer exiting his vehicle and chasing Toledo, who is running down an alley. When the officer catches up to the teen, he orders him to raise his hands and yells, “Drop it, drop it.”

After being shot, the teen drops to the ground, and the officer rushes to administer aid and calls for backup. Police have said a semi-automatic pistol was recovered a few feet away. There was “no evidence” the teen fired the weapon before he was shot. 

An attorney for the officer accused of shooting Toledo claimed Toledo was armed and that the officer was “faced with a life-threatening and deadly force situation” and “was left with no other option.”  

The attorney representing the teen’s family said Toledo was not holding the weapon when the officer opened fire. “Those videos speak for themselves,” attorney Adeena Weiss Ortiz said Thursday. “Adam, for the last second of his life, did not have a gun.”

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