It is the most recent case of police violence in the United States. Police shot a 13-year-old boy in Chicago after he was seen carrying a handgun.
Police surveillance photos have now been released and show short minutes of what happened on March 29 when Adam Toledo was shot in the chest.
The police claimed that the young man had a pistol in his hand and acted accordingly. However, the photos reveal how quickly everything could have happened. Adam was on the run from the police, but when he obeyed authority and stopped, he was shot in under half a second.
From the moment Adam was asked to raise his hands to the moment the police shot, the speed was only eight-tenths of a second. The police defended the thesis based on indications that the boy had fired some bullets in that neighborhood that day.
A weapon was found after a police chase a few meters away from the boy’s body. Cartridges where the police were called. Toledo hands tested positive for firearm remnants, according to CNN.
The attorney who responded on behalf of Adam Toledo argues that whether he had previously held the gun in his hand was irrelevant because the boy dropped the gun and obeyed police instructions by stopping and raising his hands.
The situation lasts about ten minutes, from the shooting information alerted to the police at around 2:36 AM to the point where Toledo was announced dead at the scene at 2:46 AM.
The United States still remembers the brutal death of George Floyd, the victim of police violence. This week, there is still a death record Dont Wright, who was killed during a police crossing. Protests demanding justice against police violence are increasing in the country.
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