Chicago PD Says Enhanced Vid Shows Gun in 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo's Hand
Adam Toledo was holding a gun mere milliseconds before a Chicago cop fatally shot the 13-year-old … that’s according to Chicago PD, which released more video footage to support that version of the tragedy.
The new videos provide a complete picture of what cops were responding to on March 29 — a report of shots fired. The new footage shows Adam and a 20-year-old man walking on the block when the shots are heard ringing out … and then running afterward.
Most importantly, though, police have frozen the moment the officer caught up to Adam in an alley — and the enhanced video shows the teen was holding something as the cop yelled, “Show me your f**king hands!” CPD says this is when Adam tossed the weapon and then — fractions of a second later — turned to raise his hands.
The Toledo family’s attorney, Adeena Weiss Ortiz, acknowledged Adam did appear to have a weapon, but during a Thursday news conference added, “He tossed the gun. If he had a gun, he tossed it. The officer said, ‘Show me your hands.’ He complied. He turned around.”
Police say the video shows why the officer fired … he saw the gun, and believed Adam was turning with it in his hand.
While Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and even the Toledo family, are calling for calm in the city … activists are organizing protests in downtown Chicago against the police department.
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