‘We failed Adam’: Body camera videos appear to show 13-year-old Adam Toledo put hands up before fatal police shooting

CHICAGO – The mayor appealed for calm Thursday as the city released body-camera videos of last month’s fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, 13, by a Chicago police officer – an incident that appears to show his hands in the air as he was shot.

According to one officer’s body-cam video, the officer pulls up in a car, gets out, pushes past another man and runs down an alley shouting “stop” toward Adam, who is dressed in jeans, a sweatshirt and white baseball cap. Adam runs away from the officer but then slows down and pauses near a fence.
Adam can be seen tossing a gun behind the fence as he slows down, according to surveillance video shot from across a parking lot looking at the backside of the fence.


That’s when the officer shouts, according to his body-cam video, “Show me your f***ing hands,” and then either “stop it” or “drop it.” Adam turns toward the officer and appears to put his hands up. He does not appear to have a gun in either hand. That’s when the officer shoots – less than a second after Adam begins turning around to face the officer with his hands clearly raised.

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