Video: Anthony Alvarez Had Gun, Back Turned When Police Shot Him

A 22-year-old Chicago man who was fleeing police had his back turned and appeared to drop a gun when an officer fatally shot him, video shows.

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In this image taken from Chicago Police body cam video from early Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Anthony Alvarez lies on the ground after a police foot chase in Chicago. Alvarez was fatally shot by police during the incident. Police claim Alvarez, 22, brandished a gun while being chased. (Civilian Office of Police Accountability via AP)
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CHICAGO (AP) — A 22-year-old Chicago man who was fleeing police had his back turned and appeared to drop a gun when an officer fatally shot him late last month, video released Wednesday shows. Chicago’s independent police review board released video and other investigation materials pertaining to the March 31 killing of Anthony Alvarez, a day after letting his family see it. Before the release, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for calm in a repeat of…

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