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“I wanted to be a policeman” 13-year-old boy killed by Chicago police
Dreaming of joining the GoFundMe police, the death of a 13-year-old boy shot by police in a “armed clash” this week horrified the crime-ridden city of Chicago and sought a response from the mayor. A medical inspector in Cook County confirmed to The Daily Beast that Adam Toledo died of a gunshot wound in his chest on Monday. His death after confronting the Chicago Police Department in Little Village has been categorized as a murder, with the boy’s family, community leaders, and even Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, body camera video of the incident to the police. Is requesting to be published. The police officers involved in the shooting were left on the desk for at least 30 days before the investigation was conducted. [Gary Elementary] I enjoyed sports at school and was a good boy. “He is not worthy of dying like himself,” the Toledo family said in a statement on Friday. Police have now said that UVA graduates killed by police are “wielding a pistol.” “Police officers” and they will “seek justice for this blamed crime.” They added that they were only notified two days after Adam was killed. “The Chicago Police Department and the Police Department have conducted a thorough investigation and are transparent, the Toledo family police said the incident began around 2:35 am on Monday, and police officers said,” S. Sawyer’s 200 blocks. The bullet was fired. ” When they arrived, they found two men (later identified as Toledo and 21-year-old Ruben Roman Jr.) in a “near alley”, at least one armed. A Chicago Police Department spokesperson said in a statement that the armed person had fled the scene and urged police to begin pursuing the foot, which ended in an “armed conflict.” “Weapons were recovered and the criminal was sentenced to death at the scene.” Officers observed two subjects in a nearby alley, one subject escaping on foot, causing an armed conflict. One subject was shot dead. Second subject in custody. The gun recovered on the spot. COPA is investigating. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/bn7o2deAGS—Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) March 29, 2021 Police said Roman had been detained and charged with misdemeanor resistance or obstruction by police officers. According to court records, Roman was found guilty of possessing an illegal gun in 2019 and probated. Teenage mother Elizabeth Toledo was sentenced to Thursday with the Chicago Suntimes. In an interview, he said he last met his son the day before the shooting when they attended a memorial service for their relatives. She said she didn’t know what caused the incident and “I just want an answer about what actually happened.” -The four were “always happy” with their son, loved animals, and dreamed of joining the police. “He wanted to be a police officer when he grew up,” Toledo said. “And the next thing you know is that a policeman killed him.” Monday’s tragic shootings come as Chicago fights the murder and siege of shootings. According to the Chicago Tribune, 134 people were killed this year alone. This is more than the same period in 2020. Last year was already the worst year of gun-related murders, according to the Cook County Medical Inspector’s Office. In anger at Toledo’s death, Chicago Police Department police officer David Brown issued a statement Thursday, calling it a “tragedy” and categorically insisting on releasing body camera footage. A deadly encounter between one of us and a boy, especially given the recent increase in violent crime involving boys throughout our city, “Brown said. “Unfortunately, this horror became a reality earlier this week. The loss of life is tragic, especially when young people are involved. On behalf of the Chicago Police Department as a whole, I mourn the boy’s family. I would like to express my gratitude. ”The shooting is being investigated by a police-responsible private office. The COPA initially said it would not be possible to publish body camera footage without a court order, as juvenile court law prohibits the sharing of minors’ videos, but authorities said it would publish the footage on Friday. Stated. “COPA has determined that certain provisions of state law aimed at protecting the confidentiality of juvenile records do not prohibit the disclosure of materials related to the investigation by the authorities,” the authorities said in a statement. .. The law “does not prevent the release of worn third-party video camera footage that authorities have obtained so far,” he added. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot added that he urged the footage to be released on Twitter on Thursday. “I can only imagine the incredible pain that this boy’s parents are experiencing at the moment.” “His family and the general public definitely ask a lot of questions, so we relate as soon as possible. We have to release the video, “said Lightfoot. “The most complex cases COPA investigates” and “Transparency and speed are important.” “Our social safety net failed this boy and caused a tragic event early on Monday morning. You have to ask yourself why, “she said. With The Daily Beast. Put our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! DailyBeast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. learn more.