Chaos erupts outside Chicago police station after videos released of deadly officer-involved shooting

Outside CPD's 11th district on Tuesday, chaos erupted as demonstrators blocked streets and clashed with police.

Nearly 100 activists and concerned Chicago residents gathered in solidarity, demanding justice following the death of Dexter Reed.

"We don't need armed police officers to enforce seat belt regulations. Why are tactical teams responding to routine traffic stops? It doesn't add up. Dexter Reed's vehicle had tinted windows, so the argument that they were enforcing seat belt laws doesn't make sense," said Reed's supporters.

COPA investigators stated that the 26-year-old fired at police first during a traffic stop in Garfield Park. Police body camera footage depicted Reed out of the car, on the ground, with officers continuing to shoot.

"They fired away 96 times in 41 seconds. They fired away 40 times on an unarmed man outside his vehicle", said Andrew Stroth, the attorney for the Reed family.

Reed, aged 26, was a former basketball standout at Westinghouse High School, leading the team to a regional championship. His mother mentioned his passion for cooking and his aspiration to pursue a career in broadcasting.

Reed's supporters are advocating for the abolition of the department's tactical teams and for the officers involved to face criminal charges.

Meanwhile, 24-year-old Julius Reed, who is the brother of Dexter, was arrested around 6:44 p.m. Tuesday night as protests erupted outside the Harrison District police station at 3151 W. Harrison St., according to an arrest report and Stroth.

Details of the arrest are sparse, but Julius Reed was unarmed and resisted arrest, according to the report.

Charges against Reed are battery and two counts of resisting arrest, all misdemeanors, according to the arrest report.

"This young man just lost his brother, and I know the plan was to peacefully protest," Stroth told the Chicago Sun-Times. "They want justice for their brother."

After he was taken into custody, activist groups called for Reed’s release on social media, urging people to call Chicago police.

"He is #DexterReed’s lil Bro & 20 Cops swarmed him last night, slammed him to the ground for no good reason & are currently detaining him!" a post on X from the group Good Kids Mad City reads.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.