Tensions between the community and police in Illinois have been high since the shooting. The death of another Black person at the hands of police was the latest to prompt outrage following months of protests over racial injustice and police brutality, most recently ignited by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.
A person was shot by police officers this weekend in Dolton.
The video that was sent to us by one of our readers today shows another confrontation between a group of police officers and a black male that seems armed.
The video starts with the voice of a woman who says that the man’s arms up even do they are not and that the victim doesn’t have a gun.
After a short confrontation, the man pointed with his hand at the police and was fatally shoot, the video is not of the highest quality and we can’t tell if he had a gun or not when he raised his hand.
Check the video below and decide for yourself:
The shooting happened Saturday in the south suburb, according to Dolton spokeswoman Giavonni Nickson.
Few details about the shooting have been released.
Dolton Mayor Riley Rogers is expected to address the shooting at a news conference later today.
They might want to get the body cam footage out ASAP. The video quality and distance mean we can’t see exactly what is going on. It is possible he was armed, police don’t usually tell you to drop a gun or get in a standoff like that for zero reasons.
We will update the story as soon as we have more information, feel free to come back or refresh the page later.
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