Another video showing the police shooting death, this time of Anthony Alvarez, is released. It shows Officer Evan Solano making a split-second decision to fire his weapon at the 22-year-old during a foot chase. It appears in the video that Alvarez has a gun, but he was running away from the officer and not pointing a firearm in the direction of the police.
Both Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Police Supt. David Brown say that a new foot pursuit policy is being developed. “The department is making progress on my directive to revise the foot pursuit policy,” said Lightfoot today. “It’s one of the most dangerous activities that officers engage in.”
The Chicago Police Department is under a federal consent decree and Supt. Brown says there are multiple things happening consecutively.