Pedro Rios Jr, 14

Chicago, Illinois
July 04, 2014

Agencies: Chicago Police Department Illinois

Cause of death: Shooting

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On the Fourth of July 2014, Chicago police shot and killed a 14-year-old child, Pedro Rios Jr. Although the Cook County medical examiner's autopsy revealed that Rios's death was caused by homicide, his official death record, certified by the same agency, reads "suicide" as the manner of death.

That--and many more disturbing details of Chicago police and the Independent Police Review Authority's (IPRA) practices around officer-involved killings--is what Sarah Macaraeg found in part one of her four-part investigation for Truthout.

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April 2015 Lawsuit filed