Press Release

Statement from Dan Quart on Death of Adam Toledo

April 16, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - I am sending love, support, and my deep condolences to the family and friends of Adam Toledo.

Adam was only in seventh grade, and it's an unacceptable tragedy that his life was cut short by police. Bodycam footage showed that at thirteen years old, Adam was unarmed and had his hands up when police shot and killed him. No parent should have to endure losing a child, and my heart is with Adam’s family as they mourn amidst the Chicago PD and prosecutor’s office continuous lies.

Adam Toledo’s murder at the hands of Chicago police officers is excruciating, unacceptable, and a far too common reality in our country. We must all use our power to hold police accountable for their abuses, and it's clear now more than ever that our policing system needs an overhaul—including District Attorneys who hold officers accountable instead of covering up their abuses.

About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at and