(CHICAGO) — Police released the body cam video Wednesday that shows officers on a foot pursuit with Anthony Alvarez, 22, the night of March 31 in the 5200 block of West Eddy in the Portage Park neighborhood.
According to police Alvarez took out a gun. Officers told him to drop the weapons before he was shot several times. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown refused to weigh in on the video.
“It’s really important as the final decision maker that I withhold opinions to not sway the investigation one way of the other because COPA’s independence is very important,” Brown said just after the body cam video was made public.
Brown says in light of this shooting and the shooting of Adam Toledo the department is weeks away from implementing a new foot chase policy.
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