Chicago Officers Must Now Give Medical Aid After a Police Shooting
Footage of police killing 13 year old Adam to later last week captured the violent end of that boy's life. It also showed a particular policy change in action officers attempting to give medical aid after a shooting. Patrick Smith of member station. WBZ reports and awarding this piece includes some audio from the body cam footage of Toledo's death. In the moments after Chicago police shot 13 year old Adam to Lehto. Officers on the scene, including the one who fired. The shot immediately began trying to save the boy's life in videos. Officers can be seen giving the boy CPR and desperately calling for an ambulance. Within seconds of firing the fatal shot. Officer Eric Stillman started talking with to Lehto. Resentment reshot. Stay with you Stay with Temple, Get an ambulance rolling. Somebody bring the medical kit. Now their life saving efforts were urgent, but ultimately futile. It was a much different scene than one captured in Chicago's most infamous police shooting video, the 2014 killing of teenager Laquan McDonald. And that Dashcam video after MacDonald had been shot repeatedly. 16 Times, Chicago police officers stood around as McDonald lay in the road, never doing anything but kicking the knife out of his hand. University of Chicago law professor Sharon Fairley used to run the Chicago agency that investigates police shootings. The incident that really sticks with her is the 2016 fatal shooting of 18 year old Paul O'Neill. An unarmed van shot by Chicago police. Young Paula Neil was shot and he's lying on the ground and They're just standing around waiting for the ambulance to show up, And they're not doing anything to help him fairly recommended police change policies and instruct officers to give medical aid after injuring someone. That ended up being a part of the Chicago police consent decree. A recent report by the Marshall Project found that most police departments across the country give first aid training to police recruits. And half require officers to provide aid whenever possible.