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Review board releases footage of Chicago police shooting

by Charissa Koh
Posted 4/15/21, 04:32 pm

After what they described as an armed confrontation, Chicago police fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo on March 29. On Thursday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for peace at a news conference before the Civilian Office of Police Accountability released materials from the ongoing investigation, including body camera footage and arrest reports. Officers said they confronted Toledo and a 21-year-old man after responding to gunshots in the area. The Latino teen was holding a gun, and an officer shot him once in the chest after both suspects fled.

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Officer charged for Brooklyn Center shooting

by Charissa Koh
Posted 4/14/21, 04:29 pm

Before the 10 p.m. curfew on Tuesday, a crowd aimed fireworks at the Brooklyn Center police station and threw objects at officers, who responded with flash-bangs and gas grenades. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput on Wednesday charged former officer Kim Potter with second-degree manslaughter for shooting Daunte Wright, 20, on Sunday during a traffic stop. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believed Potter fired her gun by mistake instead of a Taser.

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Prosecution rests in Chauvin trial

by Charissa Koh
Posted 4/13/21, 05:48 pm

After two nights of protests over another police shooting in Minneapolis, attorneys on Tuesday began building the case in defense of former officer Derek Chauvin. They called witnesses who encountered George Floyd in a 2019 police stop about one year before he died. Retired police officer Scott Creighton testified that Floyd’s May 6, 2019, arrest escalated quickly. Retired paramedic Michelle Moseng said Floyd told her he had high blood pressure and he had been taking multiple opioids every 20 minutes.

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