Mother of teen fatally shot by police sees dashcam video

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CHICAGO — The family of a teenager who was shot and killed by Chicago police is finally getting to see new footage from the deadly shooting.

15-year-old Michael Westley was shot and killed back in three years ago.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson invited Michael Westley’s mother Chantell Brooks to CPD headquarters to watch the video.

But what was meant to possibly provide answers opened up more questions for her.

“I want justice for my son,” Chantell said.

The video shows the final moments her son was alive and chased by police in June 2013.

The blue light police camera  video from 66th and Sangamon captured the moments leading up to police shooting and killing Westley.

Police said he had two guns on him at the time.  The Independent Police Review Authority called it justified.

Chantell says, after seeing the video, even though it doesn’t show the actual shooting, she doesn’t believe the official police account of what happened.

“They were in the wrong. He was running, he did not have a weapon on him,” she said.  “He was running so fast. All you can see is his hands just moving and he was running.”

Police released a statement saying in part:

Chantell says she plans to now talk to an attorney about what legal steps are next. She’s also asking the FBI to include her sonThe footage does not depict the shooting itself. The invitation to Mr. Westley’s family to review the footage is part of Superintendent Johnson’s ongoing efforts to rebuild trust and foster transparency with the community. ‘s case in their ongoing civil rights investigation.


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