Adam Toledo’s death: What did Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot say about the police bodycam video?

THE city of Chicago has released body camera video of a police officer’s fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, an independent board that investigates Chicago police shootings, released the footage of Adam Toledo's death.

What did Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot say about the police bodycam video?

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot urged the public to remain peaceful and reserve judgment until an independent board can complete its probe into the police shooting, which took place on March 29.

“We live in a city that is traumatized by a long history of police violence and misconduct," the mayor said.

"So while we don’t have enough information to be the judge and jury of this particular situation, it is certainly understandable why so many of our residents are feeling that all too familiar surge of outrage and pain.

"It is even clearer that trust between our community and law enforcement is far from healed and remains badly broken.”

She called the jumpy footage, released on April 15, “excruciating."

The mayor added: “As a mom, this is not something you want children to see."

Police said officers responded to an area of the Little Village neighborhood on the city’s West Side after learning that gun shots had been detected in the area by a police-operated technology.

Adam and a 21-year-old man fled on foot when confronted by police, and an officer shot the teen in the chest following a foot chase during what the department described as an armed confrontation.

Police said a handgun the boy had been carrying was recovered at the scene.

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