CHICAGO (AP) – The family of another man fatally shot by Chicago police in 2014 is pressing city officials to release squad car video of the shooting.
Chicago police have said 25-year-old Ronald Johnson of Chicago was fatally shot by an officer on Oct. 12, 2014. At the time, authorities said he was armed and pointed a gun at police.
His mother, Dorothy Holmes, said Tuesday that wasn’t the case and he was running away from police.
She and attorney Michael Oppenheimer have seen a copy of the video because of lawsuits they’ve filed, but they want it released publicly.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Tuesday that the city is “looking into” releasing the video.
Holmes says her son had five children and was known for his smile.