In Chicago, tons of people gathered to protest another teen murdered by law enforcement.
On Aug 24. Roshad McIntosh was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police claims after chasing McIntosh, he pulled a gun and pointed it toward an officer. The officer then fired at the 19-year-old, killing him. There was a weapon retrieved from the scene.
However, family, friends and neighbors believe otherwise. Residents of Lawndale took to the streets to protest the story they were told. Demonstrators say McIntosh did not have a gun and had surrendered when police fatally shot him. Like several police-related shootings, cops reacted too quickly.
In a statement to DNAinfo Chicago, a relative of McIntosh said, “The police pulled up and jumped out. They put guns on everybody out there, (yelling) ‘Get on the ground, get on the ground.’ I couldn’t see what was happening in the back [of the house]. They say he had a gun, I don’t think so.”
As McIntosh’s mother, Cynthia Lane, mourns the death of her son, The Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) is investigating the shooting, along with another police-involved shooting.
IPRA is a separate group created and approved by the City Council. It is led by a civilian chief administrator and staffed entirely with civilian investigators.