Chicago mayor calls for calm ahead of Anthony Alvarez shooting video’s release

Chicago mayor calls for calm ahead of Anthony Alvarez shooting video’s release


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the attorneys for the family of a man who was shot to death by cops last month are calling for peace as the city prepares to release video of the incident.

The family of Anthony Alvarez — who cops say was armed when he was shot in the early hours of March 31 — has already viewed the footage, which was provided Tuesday by Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

“I know what I saw … I saw a Chicago police officer shoot their son as he ran away from them,” attorney Todd Pugh said after viewing the video of the shooting, which initially garnered little attention.

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Two days before the case involving Alvarez, a Chicago cop shot dead 13-year-old Adam Toledo in the Little Village neighborhood during a foot chase.

“Both parties are acutely aware of the range of emotions that will accompany the release of these materials,” Lightfoot and the Alvarez lawyers

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