The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released multiple videos from the night Chicago police shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo, and CBS 2 has been combing through the video. CBS 2's Tara Molina and Chris Tye break down the footage.
BRAD EDWARDS: Breaking right now.
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BRAD EDWARDS: A first look at the body camera video showing the moment a Chicago police officer shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Mountains of evidence about the shooting now in the hands of a team of CBS 2 reporters. We're combing through it all.
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BRAD EDWARDS: The mayor, Mia Culpa, saying the city failed that. Good afternoon, I'm Brad Edwards.
ERICA SAAJID: And I'm Erica Saajid. The video, excruciating to watch, showing the last moments of young Adam Toledo's life.
BRAD EDWARDS: It is graphic. And we are freezing the video before the officer fires his gun. In all, there are 23 videos capturing the final 20 seconds. But it all comes down to really a couple of frames, each just a fraction of a second. One shows Adam Toledo, perhaps with something in his hand. Less than a second later, Toledo his hands up, it appears there is nothing in his hands.
ERICA SAAJID: We have team coverage of what we're learning from the video, as well as the emotional reaction from around the city. We begin with CBS 2's Tara Molina stepping us through the seconds leading up to and after Adam was shot. Tara.
TARA MOLINA: Erica and Brad, we're going to break down this body camera video for you frame by frame, from the moment that officer activated their body camera. We want to warn you again this video could be disturbing. It could be tough for you to watch. It will start with the dispatch call.
The camera turns on. The video is 9 minutes and 22 seconds long. The shooting happens in the first 2 minutes and 5 seconds of the video. The first minute and 40 seconds just show the officer driving, dispatched to eight shot-spotter alerts in Little Village. A minute and 44 seconds into the video, that officer gets out of their car, immediately running down the alley near 24th and Sawyer.
That's Adam Toledo in the white hat. That's Ruben Roman in the gold jacket. The 21-year-old man who was with him. You see Roman pushed to the ground. The officer keeps running, following Toledo who is running away down the alley. You don't hear any sound until a minute and 58 seconds into the video.
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TARA MOLINA: He stops. You see Toledo near the opening in the fence in the alley. Both hands at his sides. His left shoulder facing the officer. You see Toledo starts to turn to fully face the officer. Here's what that moment looks like from another angle. A security camera focused on the other side of the fence. We're going to zoom in and freeze this again. But we are stopping the video before Toledo is shot. After the shooting the officer wearing the camera, calls in shots fired, and yells for medical help.
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TARA MOLINA: Then the officer tries to revive Toledo.
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TARA MOLINA: Now, we're in the process of taking the video you just saw to law enforcement experts, to legal experts, who are going to weigh in on this, and analyze this video for us coming up tonight at 6 o'clock. For CBS 2, I'm Tara Molina.
BRAD EDWARDS: Tara, thank you.
ERICA SAAJID: In all, it's 2 hours and 48 minutes of video. CBS 2's Chris Tye piecing it all together for us. Chris.
CHRIS TYE: Brad and Erica, it was 2:30 in the morning on a Monday. And those cameras captured the before, the during, and the after of an incident that police groups and victim's advocate groups alike, call hard and complicated.
The first moments of the night captured on a church security camera. That's 13-year-old Adam Toledo in the white hat up front, and 21-year-old Ruben Roman next to him. They're heading southbound on Sawyer Avenue near 24th Street. The pair are then picked up on this camera from Farragan High School. Police, who have spent weeks analyzing the video from afar, say Ruben with gun in hand fired eight times at a passing car. The two then run back the way they came. This time running in the other direction past that church, and police lights soon follow.
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CHRIS TYE: Within 60 seconds police are on scene. Ruben Roman is taken to the ground and arrested. Not far from that scene the officer that confronted Toledo, shoots him. Within seconds that officer begins compressions on the 13-year-old who dies at the scene.
Moments later his body worn cameras shows it was also that officer who finds the gun Toledo is believed to have had on him, but discovers it on the opposite side of the fence that the altercation occurred on. So how did that gun get to the opposite side of that fence, that is a key question in the ongoing COPA investigation.