Chicago Police officer knocked an 18-year-old activist teeth out at Columbus statue protest and Some Chicagoans are calling for the officer to be fired.
Video shows 18-year-old the officer knocking several teeth out of her mouth during a protest that turned violent Friday night in Grant Park.
An emotional Ald. Jeanette Taylor, of the city’s 20th Ward, has supported Boyd’s activism over the years, and on Saturday, expressed criticism over the mayor’s response.
“We cannot continue to fund people who kill us,” she said. “We just cannot. We’re so interested in protecting a dead statue that we don’t protect the 34 people who got shot over the weekend?”