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CLOCK: Video shows Chicago cop shoot autistic teen Ricky Hayes



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The video of August 13, 2017, directed by 19-year-old autistic teenager Ricky Hayes, was released 14 months after the incident.

The Civil Police Office (COPA) has posted the videos on its website on Tuesday.

In August 2017, Hayes, then 18 years old, broke out of his janitor's house. A community of the state, Hayes & # 39; caregivers, immediately contacted the police and filled out the report of a missing person.

About three hours later, Officer Khalil Muhammad, who was out of service at the time and driving his own pickup truck, saw Hayes whistle on the 1

000 block of South Wood Street in Chicago. He then conducted an "armed confrontation" with the teenager, police said.

Hayes was shot twice in the arm and chest and taken to the Advocate Christ Medical Center.

In 2017, a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. In a statement released after the videos were uploaded, the ACLU asked why it took so long for the videos to be published.

Her statement reads: "On August 13, 2017, Ricky Hayes needed help from the police for leaving his home late at night and getting lost, and instead of getting help, a Chicago off-duty police officer chased him and shot him As a black teenager with disabilities, Ricky was at an increased risk of police brutality, but fortunately he survived – but he should never have been shot, and the video shows both that there was no justification for his Policeman shoots him and the first reports told by CPD officials about the shooting – that the encounter escalated – were wrong. "

According to The Intercept, Hayes was known to sneak out of his janitor's house.

The video shows Mohammed riding to Hayes, who was standing on the front yard of a house with his arms outstretched and opened the fire. After Hayes was shot twice, he ran away and Mohammed pursued him. The off-duty officer ordered Hayes to lie face down on the floor and called 911 to fetch an ambulance.


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