Lawyer for the police officer who shot Adam Toledo complained that people haven’t asked how his client was doing – About Your Online Magazine


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A memorial seen where Adam Toledo was shot and killed in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Kamil Krzaczynski / Getty Images

  • Eric Stillman shot and killed Adam Toledo, 13, in Chicago on March 29.

  • Stillman’s lawyer said it was “disheartening” that “very few” people asked about his client.

  • The lawyer said there was little interest in the police officer “who was forced to use lethal force”.

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The attorney for the police officer who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy Adam Toledo he complained that very few people asked how his client was doing.

Eric Stillman’s lawyer told The Daily Beast: “What is surprising and disheartening is that very few have asked about the officer’s well-being.”

He said: “Specifically, there is very little interest in the officer’s welfare and the impact experienced by the officer who was forced to use lethal force in the line of duty. The officer involved served his country and his city with honor and deserves our support. “

Toledo was shot dead in Chicago on March 29.

The lawyer said there was “irrefutable evidence” that his client was right because “all previous attempts to scale down and achieve compliance with all officers’ legal orders had failed,” according to the Daily Beast.

An incident report launched by a police surveillance agency listed Stillman, 34, as a “victim” in an aggravated attack on a police officer. According to a tactical response report released by COPA, Toledo was armed with a semi-automatic pistol, which was “exposed, not used” during the incident.

But body camera footage shows Toledo turning to the policeman with his hands up. A lawyer for his family says he was not holding a gun when he was shot.

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Paula Fonseca