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Eric Stillman biography: 13 things about Chicago cop who shot Adam Toledo

Eric E. Stillman (©Chicago Police Department)
Eric E. Stillman (©Chicago Police Department)

Eric E. Stillman is a police officer from Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in American Samoa, USA. (a)
  2. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. (a)
  3. He is 6’1″. His registered weight is 165 lbs. (a)
  4. He is in the U.S. Marine Reserves. (b)
  5. He joined the U.S. Marines before becoming a police officer. He was deployed to Afghanistan. On May 6, 2006, he received a military service award. (b) (c)
  6. On August 31, 2015, he joined the Chicago Police Department with Unit 044 as a police officer. (c)
  7. On April 25, 2016, he received the Superintendents Award of Valor. (c)
  8. On December 4, 2017, he reported use of force, which involved takedown and emergency handcuffing. (c) (d)
  9. On October 12, 2018, he received a complaint related to lockup procedures but was deemed unfounded. On December 27, 2018, he reported use of force, which involved wristlock, takedown, emergency handcuffing and open hand strike. (c) (d)
  10. On February 5, 2019, he reported use of force, which involved wristlock, takedown, emergency handcuffing, open hand strike and escort holds. On May 14, 2019, he reported use of force. On November 29, 2019, he and two other officers were accused of illegal search. (c) (d)
  11. On October 28, 2020, he was accused of illegal search. The case was closed. In 2020, he narrated a Facebook video about the Chicago Police Department’s Toy for Tots campaign. He said, “Hi, I’m Officer Stillman from the Chicago Police Department assigned to the 10th District. I’m also a Marine Staff Sergeant.” (b) (c) (d)
  12. On March 29, 2021, he responded to a call about gunfire in Little Village, Chicago and found in an alley Ruben Roman Jr., then 21, and Adam Toledo, then 13, who both ran away. He was able to chase Toledo and asked the teenager to drop the gun in his hand. His body camera footage showed that Toledo’s hands were empty when he fatally shot the teenager. (e)
  13. He was 34 years old when he fatally shot Toledo. He was devastated over the shooting, according to his lawyer Tim Grace. (b) (e)

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