Protest Of Police Taking pictures Of 13-12 months-Previous Adam Toledo Takes Over Gold Coast Intersection – CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A large protest rally took place in downtown Chicago on Friday evening. Protesters took over an intersection on the Gold Coast demanding the city’s release video of police officers shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy.

Now the 21-year-old man who was dating young Adam Toledo at the time of the shooting has been arrested on separate charges.

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Throughout the week, the group of dozen that stopped traffic in Connors Park gathered in the Little Village community where the fatal police shots took place, but Friday night they strategically left the West Side and landed on the Gold Coast.

“We want answers,” said Carolyn J. Ruff.

“He is 13 years old. How can you kill a child That is unacceptable and everyone should be outraged, ”said Joann Michael.

Chicago police insist the 13-year-old was armed, walking down an alley, and officers made the split-second decision to punch Adam in the chest when the gun was discovered at 2:30 a.m.

“You can’t talk a little boy out of it? Shame on her, ”said Ruff.

This group does not believe that the Chicago Police Department and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability will conduct a thorough investigation.

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“It’s not too early to rally because that will bring out the facts,” said Michael.

The caravan started on the west side of town and zigzagged the streets before blocking traffic on the Gold Coast. Adam’s followers are divers, but wondering if the shot was fired out of fear or something else.

“For us it is a question of whether Adam would have been white if he had died,” said Kenya Rodriguez.

The police body camera video will shed light on many of the questions. CBS 2 is told that Adam’s family will see it next week, but this group insists, until all videos are released, that they continue to press the CPD to be held accountable.

“Why is it the instinct of the police when you see a black or brown boy on the street to shoot them? And they shoot to kill, and that’s a problem, ”said Rodriguez.

Adam was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Friday morning.

The demonstration on the Gold Coast was peaceful and lasted just under an hour.

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COPA is still investigating the case.