Dolton Police Shooting: Rally Demands Mayor Tiffany Henyard to retract statement supporting Department in Alexis Wilson’s death



DOLTON, Illinois (WLS) – A controversial rally was held in Dolton on Monday as the community demands answers in the fatal police shooting of 19-year-old Alexis Wilson.

About four different police departments and at least 20 officers stood in front of the mayor’s house.

The protest remained peaceful, but Wilson’s family said this fight was only just beginning.

“Her life was taken, it wasn’t a loss,” Miracle Boyd said.

Wilson was killed last week after a confrontation with police.

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Police were first called to Baba’s Famous Steak and Lemonade around 1 a.m. Tuesday after employees reported a woman threatened them with a gun.

Investigators said that woman was Wilson, who was upset with her steering wheel control.

When police arrived at the scene, they ordered Wilson and a man to get out of the car. When the man got out, Wilson allegedly took off, dragging an officer with her, police said.

It was then that another officer opened fire.

The confrontation ended after she crashed into a nearby bicycle shop.

WATCH: Surveillance video shows crash at bicycle shop

Now the family are demanding justice for Wilson, calling the police response excessive.

“She didn’t have a gun,” Wilson’s uncle said. “You try to put a gun in her hand. She was pulling back, it was a little girl.”

It is still not known if Wilson was armed at the time.

A group of activists marched on the property of Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard to demand that she retract her statement of support for her police department in the incident.

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The Mayor of Dolton, Tiffany Henyard, specifically said: ‘I stand with the officers. They did the right thing. If anything, they saved the community from a crime that could or would have happened, “protest organizer Joseph Williams said.” The mayor just had none of the facts and she spoke like if she had. “

ABC7 has contacted the mayor’s office for comment, but has not received a response. Meanwhile, the investigation into Wilson’s death continues as the community rallies around his family.

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