[Ed. – As critics are saying, we can’t afford this kind of digital dishonesty in a volatile environment.]
CBS News is facing heat over a video the network shared on Twitter Thursday that critics say crops out a critical part of body camera footage showing the police chase that led to 13-year-old Adam Toledo‘s death in Chicago last month.
Extremely graphic footage shows a Chicago police officer pulling up to a location on the city’s West Side on March 29 and immediately encountering two people, one of whom appears to be Toledo, running away from the area. …
[S]hown in the footage is a brief glimpse of Toledo holding a gun, which he apparently discarded an instant before the fatal shot was fired.
CBS News, however, tweeted a video formatted for mobile devices. As a result, both sides of the bodycam footage were cropped and the image of Toledo holding the gun was omitted. …
The Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra shared two images side-by-side demonstrating what CBS News left out from the raw bodycam footage.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 16, 2021