Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Lori Lightfoot) said she has ordered the police department to arrest and bring those brought to justice.
CHICAGO-Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Monday that she had instructed the Chicago Police Department to arrest and bring to justice the man who shot the pistol of a 1
Adam Toledo was shot in the chest after escaping from a police officer near the small village before 3 am on March 29.
Lightfoot said at a press conference near the West End: “We will find people who hold guns in Adam’s hands.” “Adults hold guns in children’s hands. This is an easy task that is not lethal. The injured young child.”
Lightfoot said police chief David Brown and the chief detective of the department will “use all resources to trace the origin of the gun through tracing, fingerprinting, DNA and any other means.”
The police office of the civilian police, which is investigating the shooting, said it will first release the body camera footage of the shooting to the boy’s family and then to the public.
According to the police, after the department’s ShotSpotter technology detected eight gunshots, the police were sent to Little Village. When they arrived, Toledo ran away with a 21-year-old man. While chasing the teenager, there was an “armed confrontation” during which the officer shot him in the chest once.
The 21-year-old man was arrested for understatement of resisting arrest.
The mayor and Brown also spoke at the press conference, and when asked if the boy had shot him in the chest before shooting him, he refused to answer.
But the mayor strongly suggested that the teenager may have participated in gang activities before that night, and the gang members gave him the gun.
She said: “The gangs plundered our most vulnerable people, destroying the minds of these young people by promising family and plundering.”
“None of us should accept that we have adults here and throughout Chicago preying on vulnerable teenage boys,” he said. It is the responsibility of each of them to love and support these children.
She said: “This is how we alleviate the charm of gang life.”
The mayor and director also warned the department that officials had recently issued a “police security alert”, warning that a street gang faction had instructed members to shoot at unmarked Chicago police vehicles in retaliation for the death of the teenager.
Lightfoot said: “The daily danger to officials is real.” He said that statistics show that 79 officials were fired in the city last year, compared with 22 the year before.
She said she hoped that gang members would not be “stupid enough” to shoot at the police. Brown also urged him to remain calm, pointing to the statement made by the boy’s mother Elizabeth Toledo over the weekend.
She said: “Adam is a cute and caring boy.” “He doesn’t want anyone else to be injured or die in his name.”
Brown also explained why Adam’s age and name were not released until a few days after his death, and said that the man who was with Adam on the night of the murder told the police a false name when asked to identify the teenager. Brown said Adam’s fingerprints were not in any police database.
Brown said that Adam had escaped at least twice a few days before his death. Adam’s mother reported that he disappeared on March 26, but told police the next day that he had returned. Investigators searched for information about Adam’s mother searching for missing persons who had been closed recently after the shooting. She told them that she “has not seen him in a few days, but did not report him as missing.”
She confirmed his body at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday.
Lightfoot said that the boy’s death would lead to a new foot-hunting policy, although she did not elaborate, but said that the police chasing the officials, the pursued and other people in the area are very dangerous.
She vowed to formulate a new policy before the start of summer.
Lawyers for the Adam family said on Monday night that they are requesting an expedited meeting with the police to obtain evidence about the case, and there is no set time to view the police video.
A joint statement by lawyers Adeena Weiss Ortiz and Joel Hirschhorn said: “We will not let current pain and emotions interfere with our goal of obtaining facts.” “Once we have the facts, we will deal with all public statements about Adam’s death. “