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Dexter Reed Family

Flanked by family members, attorneys and supporters, Dexter Reed’s mother, Nicole Banks, speaks to reporters outside the headquarters for Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Reed, 26, was shot to death March 21 during a traffic stop by Chicago police.

Ashlee Rezin

Dexter Reed Family

Flanked by family members, attorneys and supporters, Dexter Reed’s mother, Nicole Banks, speaks to reporters outside the headquarters for Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Reed, 26, was shot to death March 21 during a traffic stop by Chicago police.

Ashlee Rezin

Police oversight agency releases bodycam footage of fatal police shooting of Chicagoan Dexter Reed

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability said it will “carefully review the actions of the involved police officers and their supervisors to determine whether training, policy and directives were properly followed.”

Flanked by family members, attorneys and supporters, Dexter Reed’s mother, Nicole Banks, speaks to reporters outside the headquarters for Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Reed, 26, was shot to death March 21 during a traffic stop by Chicago police.

Ashlee Rezin

   

Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability released bodycam footage of an exchange of gunfire last month that killed a 26-year-old man and wounded one police officer.

COPA said that Dexter Reed Jr. fired first at officers during a traffic stop. The agency also said that officers “returned fire approximately 96 times over a period of 41 seconds, including after Mr. Reed exited his vehicle and fell to the ground.” The officers’ gunfire hit Reed multiple times, and he died at a nearby hospital.

Reset hears from two WBEZ reporters following this news.

GUESTS: Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

Anna Savchenko, WBEZ general assignment reporter

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