Family Of 13-Year-Old Shot And Killed By Police To Review Body Camera Video Next Week

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the agency that investigates Chicago police shootings, will allow the family to review the footage next week.

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IRIKA SARGENT: Developing tonight, the mother of this teen, 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who was killed by Chicago police, says she wants to see the police body cam video. And now, she will get that chance. COPA, the agency that investigates Chicago police shootings, will allow the family to review the footage next week. Our Charlie De Mar is at CPD headquarters tonight. Charlie.

CHARLIE DE MAR: And Irika, it is important to point out, in this case, that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability originally said that they were not going to release any of the body camera video because Adam was a child. But apparently, a closer look at that statute, and now COPA will release that video. First to the family, then to the public sometime within the next 60 days.

ENRIQUE ENRIQUEZ: We need answers for that family and for this community.

CHARLIE DE MAR: Enrique Enriquez and a group of Little Village residents are calling for more transparency from police.

ENRIQUE ENRIQUEZ: Release that tape.

CHARLIE DE MAR: They returned to the spot where 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot in the chest and killed by a Chicago police officer early Monday. His mom says family wasn't notified for two days. She claims Adam has no criminal background or affiliations.

ELIZABETH TOLEDO: I just want to know what really happened to my baby.

CHARLIE DE MAR: Elizabeth Toledo will get that opportunity next week. She'll view the officer body camera video.

ADEENA WEISS-ORTIZ: Adam was a good kid.

CHARLIE DE MAR: Adeena Weiss-Ortiz is the family attorney.

ADEENA WEISS-ORTIZ: This child wanted to be an officer, and he was shot by the hands of another officer.

CHARLIE DE MAR: Police say that Adam had a gun that night. Would that surprise the family?

ADEENA WEISS-ORTIZ: That would surprise the family.

CHARLIE DE MAR: Adam went missing Saturday, returned home Sunday. Mom said she put him to bed that night, but a call of shots fired early Monday morning brought officers to the Little Village alley. Adam and another man, who was later arrested, ran. And after, what police called, an armed confrontation, the officer shot and killed Adam.

Police tweeted out a photo of a gun, they say, was found at the scene.

ELIZABETH TOLEDO: They had a lot of options but not kill him. They couldn't shoot his leg, his arm up in the air. I don't know, but not kill my baby.

CHARLIE DE MAR: Now, CPD superintendent applauds COPA's decision to release this video. He says that it will give the public a window into the split-second decision that officers are faced with every single day. As for Adam's family attorney, they say they have not made any decisions on whether or not to file a civil lawsuit. They are waiting to see that video. And again, they will do so sometime next week. We are live tonight from Chicago police headquarters, Charlie De Mar, CBS2 News.