Video shows Chicago man shot by police in back, had gun
The shooting of Anthony Alvarez comes amid heightened scrutiny of policing in the US.
A 22-year-old Chicago man who was fleeing from police had his back turned and appeared to be holding a gun when an officer fatally shot him last month, a video released of the incident shows.
Nearly two weeks after releasing video of the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, the city’s independent police review board released footage and other investigation materials pertaining to the March 31 killing of Anthony Alvarez.
Unlike in the Toledo case, the board recommended that the officer who shot Alvarez be stripped of his police powers until its investigation is finished – a rare move this early in one of its investigations.