A prosecutor who said in court that 13-year-old Adam Toledo had a gun when he was shot by Chicago Police is now backtracking on his statement.
In the video footage released Thursday, the young Toledo is seen being chased by Chicago officers, and when he stopped, is ordered to show his hands.
Before the videos were released, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told a press conference on Thursday that the video of Toledo's fatal shooting by police was "incredibly hard to watch".
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has urged for peace as an independent board looks further into the shooting.
"Simply put, we failed Adam", Lightfoot said during a City Hall news conference, per Chicago Tribune.
Authorities released a series of extensive videos from body-worn cameras and surveillance footage that reportedly shows the teenager discarding a gun in an alley as he turns toward the officer with his hands raised.
"It was excruciating. There are several videos that kind of start at the beginning of the episode, but watching the body cam footage which shows young Adam after he was shot is extremely hard", Lightfoot said.
The video has sparked outrage across social media and debate about police reform.
Comedian and TV host W. Kamau Bell tweeted, "I just watched the #AdamToledo video. If you are still against a complete overhaul after that, then you are automatically saying that you are in favor of cops murdering people".
Check out additional reactions to the video of Toledo's killing below. The misstatement was made at the bond hearing for 21-year-old Roman, who was with Toledo during the arrest and subsequent shooting.
Meanwhile, community leaders and Toledo's family have called for peaceful demonstrations following the video's release. Download our newest episodes now!