He hinted that the minor Adam Toledo was holding a gun, but the posted video showed that he had nothing in his hands.
CHICAGO-A prosecutor hinted in court that the 13-year-old Hispanic boy Adam Toledo was shot by a Chicago police officer when he was holding a pistol. The videotape shows that the minor does not have anything in his hands to disclose to the public.
Sarah Sinovic, a spokeswoman for Cook County State Attorney Kook Fox, said in a statement: “In court last week, the prosecutor in our office failed to fully State the facts about the death of a 13-year-old boy. “We have put the person on leave and are conducting an internal investigation into this matter. “
During the bail hearing on April 10 against 21-year-old Ruben Roman, when he was with Adam when he was shot on March 29, Assistant State Attorney James Murphy (James Murphy) ) Seems to imply that when the policeman was Eric Stillman (Eric Stillman), the boy was still holding a gun. Pull the trigger.
“The agent told (Adam) to let her go when (Adam) turned to the agent. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Murphy said that (Adam) had a gun in his right hand. “The agent shot (Adam) once and hit him. Chest. (Adam) The gun he held fell on the fence a few feet away. “
However, Murphy did not explain what the video and still images he took: When Adam was shot and fell or threw the gun less than a second before the officer shot him, he had nothing in his hand. After the incident, the police found a gun near the fence not far from the scene.
According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Fox told staff in an email that the wording in Murphy’s statement read in court “does not fully reflect all the evidence that has been delivered to our office.”
But on Friday, Sinovic hinted that Murphy might not be able to access the complete video that was publicly released on Thursday during his speech, and told The Sun Times: “What videos (Murphy) provided are still under investigation. We are still trying to find out. The information he can get when he makes these remarks in court.”
Last Saturday, Sinovic pointed out in an email that the State Attorney’s Office would not comment on the question of who else among the prosecutors had seen the video before the April 10 hearing, nor would it answer any other questions.
The Cook County State Attorney’s Office will decide to prosecute Stillman, and the decision will receive a report from the Office of Civil Police Accountability after the independent commission completes its investigation.
Several jurists said on Friday that they did not believe that Stillman could be prosecuted based on the 1989 Supreme Court ruling on the use of police force, although one said that the prosecutor could see sufficient evidence to prove manslaughter. Guilt and allow a jury to find guilty or not guilty.
The death of a Hispanic minor at the hands of Stillman has exacerbated tensions caused by police procedures in Chicago and other parts of the United States, especially in black and Hispanic communities. These videotapes and other investigative materials were in the hands of the police in Minneapolis against former agent Derek Jowvin for the death of George Floyd and the recent death of another black Daunte Wright in one of the suburbs. And it was filmed in the context of the trial. that city.