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Anthony Alvarez

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

Cop Who Killed Anthony Alvarez, Then Pulled Gun In Road Rage Clash Still Has His Weapon, Has Not Been Disciplined

Police and city officials won't say whether Evan Solano will be relieved on his police powers as the investigations continue. Alvarez's family says the incidents point to anger issues, which his lawyer denies.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After Another Memorial For Man Killed By Cop Destroyed, Anthony Alvarez’s Family Says They Won’t Stop Fighting

A police officer approached grieving family members and removed part of the memorial. Then, the whole thing vanished. Alvarez's family said they won't stop rebuilding.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicago Cop Who Fatally Shot Anthony Alvarez Being Investigated For Pulling Gun In Logan Square Road Rage Clash

Videos show officer Evan Solano confront the driver of a white SUV with his gun out. The Police Department's Bureau of Internal Affairs is investigating the May 21 incident.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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

Anthony Alvarez Was Shot In His Back, Autopsy Shows. His Family Wants The Cop Who Killed Him Fired And Charged With Murder

"To get justice for Anthony, Evan Solano needs to get arrested,” said Anthony Alvarez's cousin.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

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, West Loop

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Marches To Demand Justice For Portage Park Father Shot By Police: ‘They Killed A Part Of Our Family’

Videos of police shooting the 22-year-old on March 31 were released last week. His family said they want the officer fired and face criminal charges.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

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

Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (NO VIDEO IN STORY)

The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which shows police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which showed police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Slated To Watch Video Of Police Killing Portage Park Father

The 22-year-old was killed by police during a foot chase March 31. After weeks of demanding answers, the city will allow family to view video of the shooting, a family member said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Family Of Portage Park Father Killed By Police Asks Witnesses To Come Forward: His ‘Story Is Not Being Shared Enough’

A police officer fatally shot Anthony Alvarez, 22, just days after 13-year-old Adam Toledo was killed by police. His family still hasn’t heard when video from the shooting will be released, they said. "We want answers."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park