Adam Toledo: Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy

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Adam Toledo: Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy
Chicago police have released graphic footage of an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old boy in a dark alley.
 
Bodycam video shows the policeman shouting "Drop it" before shooting Adam Toledo once in the chest on 29 March.
 
The boy does not appear to be holding a weapon in the split second he was shot, but police video shows a handgun near the spot where he fell.
 
Small protests were held on Thursday evening around Chicago, hours after the city's mayor appealed for calm.
 
The video's release follows the fatal police shooting on 11 April of Daunte Wright by an officer in a Minneapolis suburb.
 
That shooting has sparked violent protests as the city awaits the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer accused in the death of George Floyd.
 
Source: BBC

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