Chicago mayor calls for calm as video shows police fatally shooting boy, 13

Adam Toledo was shot to death last month following a foot pursuit by officers as body-cam footage is released for first time

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot stood alongside leaders of the city’s Latinx community on Thursday and called for calm in the city and “deep empathy” as body camera video was released for the first time of a police officer shooting dead 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month.

Lightfoot, her voice breaking while speaking at a press conference before the footage was released to the public, describing the video as “incredibly difficult to watch, particularly at the end” and said “we failed Adam”.

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