CHICAGO — The household of the 22-year-old man shot and killed by CPD final month wants answers following the COPA release of bodycam footage on Wednesday.
Footage reveals Anthony Alvarez was working away with a gun in his hand when he was shot to dying by a Chicago police officer throughout a foot chase in Portage Park.
Family has arrange a memorial on the scene the place he was killed and wants answers to 3 questions. They’re questioning why Alvarez was being chased within the first place, why he was shot whereas working away and why hasn’t the Cook County Medical Examiner’s report been launched.
They had been questions Chicago Police Supt. David Brown declined to answer throughout a press convention at midday on Wednesday.
Hours after the footage was launched to the general public, Alvarez’s mom and his aunt returned to the nook the place he was killed.
“We’re devastated, we’re mad, of all the videos we saw that there was no point of chasing Anthony, of killing him, so we are super mad at everything that happened,” they mentioned.
One second, Alvarez’s ultimate phrases, haunts the household. After the officer shot him, Alvarez requested, “why are you shooting me?”
“That was the worst part. The worst part. I mean, he didn’t want to die. He even questioned the officers, why are you doing this to me,” aunt Norma Alvarez mentioned.
Police mentioned a gun was recovered on the scene.
As the video performs on loop within the minds of the household, they mentioned they really feel like they’re getting the run-around. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability advisable that the officer who killed Alvarez be relived of his police powers.
The household doesn’t see that as justice.
“We ask for justice, I heard that COPA is saying something about removing him from his job. I don’t think that’s justice. He should be in jail because he killed a human being,” Norma Alvarez mentioned.
Family, by way of their lawyer, requested for privateness going ahead and requested that any protests stay peaceable.
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