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New Police Chase Policy Still Lets Cops Make The Call, But Forces Officers To Report All Pursuits

The policy comes more than a year after police shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo and young father Anthony Alvarez during separate foot chases, leading to officials — including Mayor Lori Lightfoot — calling for change.

Citywide

Adam Toledo Case In Top Cop’s Hands Now

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into the shooting and turned over its report to Supt. David Brown.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Adam Toledo, One Year Later: Little Village Organizers Remember 13-Year-Old Killed By Cop — And Demand Special Prosecutor Take On Case

Neighbors participated in a peace walk near the alley where Adam Toledo was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer one year ago. They said Little Village needs justice — and it needs to heal.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Anthony Alvarez’s Family, Supporters Protest After Prosecutors Don’t Charge Officers Who Killed Young Father, 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

“We are disappointed in the leaders of our city,” said Roxana Figueroa, Alvarez’s cousin. “We are devastated, but we are not defeated. We will not stop until we get justice.”

Downtown

No Charges For Chicago Police Officers Who Shot Adam Toledo, Anthony Alvarez, Foxx Says

The shootings generated national controversy, spurring protests in Chicago and calls for the officers to face charges and be removed from the force.

Citywide

Protesters Call For McDonald’s CEO To Be Fired For Comments Blaming Parents For Deaths Of Adam Toledo, Jaslyn Adams

Fast food workers and local families rallied at the West Side McDonald's where 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams was shot and killed in April to demand the company fire its top executive.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

El Día De Los Muertos Procession In Little Village Remembers Marc Nevarez And Others Killed By Chicago Police

The group marched down 26th Street to the site where a police officer killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo in March.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Chicago Police Had Inaccurate Data About Foot Chases — And Missed Deadline For Reforming Chase Policy, Monitor Says

The Police Department missed a consent decree deadline for updating its problematic foot chase policy — just months after an officer shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo after a short chase.

Citywide

Adam Toledo, Boy Killed By Chicago Cop, Remembered By National Museum Of Mexican Art

The museum's Dia de los Muertos ofrenda for Toledo features Legos, Cheetos and Cubs gear: "It really shows he was just a kid."

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Police Department’s ‘Vague’ New Foot Chase Policy Doesn’t Fix Glaring Problems, Activists Say

Critics say the policy gives “far too much discretion” to officers to determine when a foot chase is necessary and will lead to dangerous interactions. It could have been improved if the department had listened to community voices, they added.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Adam Toledo’s Family Launches Nonprofit Farm To Give At-Risk Boys A Safe Haven From The Streets

The 13-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in March. Toledo's family debuted Adam's Place on what would've been his 14th birthday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

New Police Foot Chase Policy Still Allows Officers To Run After People Despite Lightfoot Saying The Chases Are ‘Dangerous’

The policy still allows officers to chase people if there is "probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime."

Citywide

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s Top Assistant Resigns As Results Of Adam Toledo Investigation Are Released

The office's internal investigation found a lack of oversight is the blame for a top prosecutor mischaracterizing what bodycam footage showed in court. That prosecutor is back on the job.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Chicago Police Should Stop Foot Chases Until New Policy Is Created, Latino Leaders Say: ‘This Has To End Right Now’

After Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez were killed during foot chases, leaders are urging immediate changes to police policy. "Our communities are traumatized by this," one member said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

After Another Deadly Cop Shooting, Aldermen Blast Lightfoot, CPD Leaders For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Police Reform

Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on promises of transparency and action on long-stalled changes to police policy. Some say the mayor and department aren't moving fast enough.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Former Congressman Luis Gutierrez Demands Kim Foxx Take Immediate Action To Fix Botched Handling Of Adam Toledo Case

State's Attorney Kim Foxx said Thursday she has yet to see video of police shooting Toledo. "You turned your back on all of us seeking justice in the city," Gutierrez said to Foxx.

Downtown

‘Adam Should Be Alive Today’: How Chicago Teachers Are Talking About A 13-Year-Old’s Killing

Classroom teachers often are the emotional first responders to students who may share names, zip codes or life stories with the young people affected by police violence.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Cop Who Killed 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Should Be Charged With Murder, Little Village Activists Tell Kim Foxx

The Little Village Community Council is also calling for a prosecutor to resign after video contradicted statements he made in court.

Downtown

Little Village Neighbors Call For Police Reform, Investment In La Villita Kids During Adam Toledo Peace Walk: ‘Adam Didn’t Have A Chance’

About 1,000 people marched and called for justice for Adam Toledo, 13, and Lydia Jimenez, 17. They want the city to invest more in communities like Little Village so they can save and heal young people.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

As Frustrations Toward Chicago Police Mount, Another Attempt At Reform Stalls At City Hall: ‘We’re Out Of Runway’

Some aldermen and a city watchdog pushed to make the city make public a database of complaints against police officers. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot opposed it and a key city committee did not vote on the ordinance.

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