CHICAGO (CBS) — Former U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Sunday denounced Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for her handling of the Adam Toledo investigation.
Adam, 13, was shot and killed by a Chicago Police officer in Little Village early on Monday, March 29.READ MORE: 'We’re Back There Again?' Disproportionate Number of Black Chicagoans Died From COVID-19 In Recent Surge; What’s The Solution?
Police bodycam video shows Adam dropping a gun seconds before the officer shoots him in the chest in an alley.
Before that video was released, a prosecutor from Foxx’s office – speaking at a bond hearing for Ruben Roman, 21, who authorities say was with Adam at the time – misstated in court that Adam was holding a gun in his hand when he was shot.READ MORE: Teen Charged In 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega's Murder Has Criminal Record For Carjacking And Gun Charges
Gutierrez criticized Foxx for not looking at the video herself.
“Your office turned a 13-year-old boy into a gun and effectively silenced many of us in our community,” Gutierrez said. “You silenced our voice. You muzzled us.”
The prosecutor who made that misstatement about Adam and the gun has been placed on administrative leave.MORE NEWS: Illinois House Committee Advances Bill That Would Require Life Rings Along Lakefront
Gutierrez said Foxx’s handling of the Toledo case has eroded the trust in the Latinx community.