*The Chicago Police Department is once again at the center public outrage after newly uncovered video shows officers holding children at gunpoint during a botched raid.
The footage is being used as evidence in an investigation into police raids and the dozens of innocent victims who have been traumatized by overzealous cops.
According to a local CBS affiliate CBS 2, in this particular incident, officers not only entered the wrong residence but also interrogated the minors and held them at gunpoint.
“They’re handling heavy artillery,” the mother of the children, Krystal Archie, said of police. “It would’ve taken one slip of your finger and my children would not be here.”
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The news station obtained body cam video from the police attack on Archie’s home, and it shows authorities pointing guns directly at the children — see clip above.
The residence was reportedly raided three times – once in February, a second time in April, and once again in May of last year.
Authorities claim they were hunting a suspect, but Archie insists she nor her family knows the person in question.
In the video from the April 26th raid, the woman’s 14, 11 and 7-year-old immediately hit the floor, with the eldest child, Savannah, tearfully pleading to officers not to shoot her.
“You’re not going to do this again!” she shouts in reference to the first raid. In response, an officer orders her to “shut up.”
Savannah’s younger brother also recalled how the cops kept “their finger on the trigger,” ready to shoot them at any moment.
The family has joined the long list of residents who are suing the city.