Video of fatal Portage Park Chicago police shooting released; attorney says Anthony Alvarez, 22, shot in back
After releasing the footage, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability has recommended the officer who discharged his weapon, fatally injuring Anthony Alvarez, be relieved of police powers during the investigation.
The family of Anthony Alvarez is calling for justice.
The family viewed video of the shooting for the first time Tuesday, nearly a month after the shooting.
A Chicago police officer shot and killed Alvarez in a Portage Park alley on March 31.
His family watched the last minutes of Alvarez’s life play out on video at the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, but said they still don’t understand what led up to the deadly encounter with police.
“I want more answers,” Alvarez’s mother said in Spanish translated through his cousin, Isai Adame. “The videos I saw don’t explain what I saw in the morgue. I want to know why they were running after him. To this day, I have no answers. I still want answers as to why they were chasing my son.”