COPA concludes investigation into fatal shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by Chicago police officer – NBC Chicago

The Civilian Police Accountability Office announced Thursday that it has concluded its investigation into the shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by a Chicago police officer in Little Village last year.

The agency said it reported its findings to the superintendent of police. David Brown but did not reveal what his recommendations were.

Last month, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said she would not file criminal charges against the officer who shot and killed Adam during a March 29 foot chase. from last year.

Officer Eric Stillman shot the teenager in the chest after chasing him down an alley near the 2400 block of South Sawyer Avenue in Little Village, authorities said. Officers had responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area.

Stillman’s body camera video shows Adam standing sideways in a large space in a wooden fence with what looks like a gun in one of his hands behind his back. The officer was across the alley as he shouted, “Forget it!”

Within a second, Adam dropped the gun and raised his hands as the officer fired. Adam fell to the ground and the officer called an ambulance and performed CPR.

In announcing that there would be no criminal charges against Stillman, Foxx said the officer “responded to the perceived threat presented by Adam Toledo.”

Adam’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit the same day Foxx made his announcement, claiming that Stillman “unreasonably failed to give clear and direct orders that would have defused and slowed the situation down.

“Officer Eric Stillman pursued, shot and killed 13-year-old Adam without justification,” the lawsuit states.

NBC Chicago

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