The police shooting of Adam Toledo and its aftermath

Chicago police shot and killed a 13-year-old boy in what officials described as an “armed confrontation” in Little Village on March 29.

On March 29, a Chicago police officer shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Little Village.

A police watchdog agency April 15 released a video showing an officer shooting Adam, whose empty hands were raised — but who appeared to be holding a gun just a moment earlier.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which reviews police shootings to determine if they comply with police policy and state law, hasn’t issued any findings in the case.

A veteran Cook County prosecutor was placed on administrative leave the day after the video was released because he “failed to fully present the facts” during an April 10 bond hearing when he didn’t specifically state that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was unarmed at the moment a Chicago police officer shot him, according to State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office.

The release of the video quickly drew national media attention and prompted days of protests.

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