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Police fire 96 shots in 41 seconds, killing Black man during traffic stop

Dexter Reed's mother remembers the last time she saw her son alive. "Mom, I'm going for a ride," he told her, before heading out in the car that he had purchased just three days earlier.

Reed, 26, was killed that same day, when tactical-unit police officers fired 96 bullets at him within 41 seconds, according to Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability, or COPA, which investigates allegations of police misconduct and police shootings. "He was just riding around in his car," Dexter's mother, Nicole Banks, told Fox 32 Chicago on Tuesday, as she broke down in tears. "They killed him."

COPA released video footage of the shooting Tuesday and said its investigation of the "officers' use of deadly force" on March 21 remains ongoing. The Chicago Police Department told CNN that it was cooperating with COPA's investigation and that it "cannot make a determination on this shooting until all the facts are known and this investigation has concluded." The department did not immediately respond for a request for comment from The Washington Post.


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