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.