Eric Stillman, has been identified as the Chicago cop who, on 03/29/21, shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo; i.e. in spite of the teen fully complying with the cop’s laced with F-bombs orders to stop and show his hands. Early accounts of the incident make it unclear as to whether or not Toledo actually had been armed with a deadly weapon at that time. However, his obeying police orders does render that point, moot / up in the air.
Be forewarned, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, is not being hyperbolic in describing the available surveillance / body cam compilation vid as both “excruciating” and “difficult to watch”. You can view it over at CNN’s website.
Several bullet point Q’s to Stillman, whose M.O. appears to be “Stop AND I’ll shoot!” NOT “Stop OR I’ll shoot!”:
• Would not ordering Toledo to hit the ground, instead, have better deescalated this tense situation?
• Would not such a command have also better ensured your own personal safety?
• How can a suspect with empty hands, held up in the air, have posed any threat to you / anyone else?
• In your book, what more could Toledo have done to avoid getting gunned down by you?
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