FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2021
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS OF FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 6500 SOUTH HARVARD AVENUE
CHICAGO – Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the officer-involved shooting which occurred on September 19, 2021, near the 6500 Block of South Harvard Avenue in accordance with and in advance of the City’s 60-day Video Release Policy.
Members of the Chicago Police Department were alerted to a request for service regarding a domestic incident. Upon entering the residence, officers questioned one of the occupants. After receiving a description of the incident that led to the 911 call, officers engaged the suspected individual, who was armed with a knife. Officers gave verbal commands to drop the knife which resulted in an officer discharging his firearm, fatally striking the individual.
Materials released today include body-worn camera, OEMC transmissions, Case Incident and Tactical Response reports, which can be viewed by visiting https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2021-3709/
COPA’s investigation into the officer’s use of force is ongoing and we encourage members of the community who may have witnessed the incident or have additional information to contact COPA at (312) 746-3609 or visit chicagocopa.org for more information.
Ephraim Eaddy – Public Information Officer
Ph: 312-771-3718 / Email: Ephraim.Eaddy@ChicagoCOPA.org