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Chicago police say teen committed suicide, protesters on the street



More than 120 people protested Sunday on the death of a 15-year-old Chicago policeman who was killed by a police chase after a chase.

Steve Rosenthal fled on Friday when officers who allegedly saw him with a handgun questioned him. They say that shortly thereafter he shot himself fatally on the back stairs of his house on the west side.

His family said the officials fired on testimony and demanded an independent investigation.

"My 15-year-old nephew Steven was shot dead by the Chicago Police Department," Terinica Thomas-Level, 28, said, the Chicago Tribune reports. "I need the attention of Mayor Emanuel, I need to see evidence, Body Cam, you must post the video, my nephew would never commit suicide … If he (Emanuel) even had the slightest sympathy for our family, he would Videotapes released. "

The family lawyer Andrew Stroth said Sunday that the officers killed Rosenthal" for no reason or provocation "within a few moments rushed up the stairwell. He says the family demands a "full, independent and transparent" investigation.

The Associated Press has contributed to this report


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