FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2021
COPA Will Release Video & Other Materials of the Fatal Officer Involved Shooting of 13-year old Adam Toledo
COPA has determined that certain provisions of state law intended to protect the confidentiality of juvenile records do not prohibit the agency’s release of material related to its investigation of a Chicago Police Officer’s fatal shooting of 13-year old Adam Toledo.
COPA’s General Counsel concluded that the Juvenile Court Act does not bar publication of the body worn and third-party video camera footage the agency has obtained to date. COPA will therefore follow established City policy, which requires public posting of material at the earliest point possible but no later than 60 days after the incident.
COPA is currently working with the Toledo family and their representative to arrange for a review of the troubling video footage.
Again our condolences are with the Toledo family during this challenging time.