CHICAGO (TOC) — ABC7 Chicago has obtained the frantic bodycam video of the Chicago police capturing of a 13-year-old boy from earlier this 12 months on the town’s West Aspect.
That 13-year-old boy is now paralyzed after this capturing from Could 18.
“This younger boy’s life has modified eternally,” mentioned Andrew M. Stroth, the household’s legal professional. “That is an lively younger boy who’s preventing to have the ability to stroll once more.”
CPD mentioned the teenager was a passenger in a suspected stolen car when he jumped out and ran from officers within the metropolis’s Austin neighborhood.
Within the video, you possibly can see officers chasing the teenager moments earlier than the capturing outdoors a gasoline station. He seems to boost his arms earlier than being shot.
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Attorneys for the teenager mentioned he was unarmed, and had his arms up proper earlier than three pictures had been fired.
“Let’s be clear: What the video reveals is an unarmed Black boy, operating away from the police, places his arms up, obeying what he heard from the officers, and with out trigger or provocations is shot,” Stroth mentioned.
However, an legal professional for the officer mentioned he believed the boy was armed on the time.
“Law enforcement officials are required to make split-second choices and the legislation not solely understands that however permits for it. Illinois legislation tells us that we’re not supposed to take a look at these conditions with 20/20 hindsight however reasonably we should always choose the actions of a legislation enforcement officers from the attitude of an inexpensive officer,” Timothy M. Grace mentioned.
Grace additionally mentioned when the teenager turned towards the officers, he pointed an object at them, which ended up being a big mobile phone.
Police mentioned no gun was discovered on the scene.
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In a portion of the video, which ABC7 Chicago determined to not present due to its delicate nature, officers may be seen aggressively dragging the boy’s physique away from a gasoline pump.
Chicago police mentioned this was an effort to maneuver him away from the gasoline pump, as they had been fearful it may explode.
The officer who fired the pictures didn’t have his bodycam on till 40 seconds after the capturing.
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The household of that 13-year-old filed a federal lawsuit in opposition to the town, which identifies the kid by the initials “A.G.”
The lawsuit additionally mentioned the boy was shot within the again; though, CPD Superintendent David Brown mentioned he turned towards police earlier than the capturing.
The teenager’s attorneys additionally mentioned the boy was not charged with any crimes.
The officer was stripped of his police powers, pending the end result of the Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability investigation.
“The officer ought to be held accountable for his unjustified and unconstitutional actions,” Stroth mentioned.
The household hopes justice is served.
Solar-Instances Media contributed to this report.
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