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April 15, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING VIDEO DEPICTING POLICE SHOOTING OF ADAM TOLEDO

Chicago  — Attorney General Kwame Raoul today issued the following statement in response to the release of the video footage of the shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by a Chicago police officer.

"No parent should have to endure the unimaginable grief of losing a child, and my thoughts are with Adam Toledo's family and the community as they attempt to heal from this tragedy.

"The video of Adam's death is shocking and extremely difficult to watch. As we all come face to face with this tragedy, I am particularly mindful of the trauma Adam's loved ones and members of the community must be experiencing.

"I understand the shock and horror that many feel after viewing the video, and I share it. It is understandable that people in Illinois and across the nation want to gather to express their grief and discontent, and to call for change. They have a constitutional right to do so, but it should be done peacefully.

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