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Family of man fatally shot by Carol Stream police has viewed body-cam footage, demands release to the public

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CAROL STREAM, Ill. — The family of the man shot and killed by Carol Stream police has viewed the body-camera footage from the officers involved in the shooting and is demanding it to be released to the public, saying its “worst fears were confirmed.”

Isaac Goodlow III, 30, was fatally shot in the early-morning hours of Feb. 3 in the 200 block of East St. Charles Road at Carol Stream’s Villagebrook Apartments. Police say they were responding to a domestic violence incident.

The Carol Stream Police Department confirmed that all officers’ body cameras were activated during the incident.

In accordance with the department’s policy, the officers involved have been placed on paid leave while the state’s attorney’s office and the DuPage Public Integrity Unit — made up of several DuPage County law enforcement agencies — reviews the body-cam footage and conducts an investigation.

Goodlow’s family hired Chicago civil rights attorney Andrew Stroth and requested to see the body-cam footage before it was released to the public.

In a statement released early Monday morning via Stroth with its reaction to the footage, Goodlow’s family claims it was “manicured, redacted and heavily edited” and that the “officers, whose faces and identities were withheld, acted with depraved hearts, recklessly and in violation of Isaac’s constitutional rights when they shot and murdered an unarmed Black man while he was quietly in the bedroom of his own apartment.”

The statement continues: “The family demands the full and unredacted videos be immediately released to the public and that the Village of Carol Stream and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office take immediate steps to hold the Carol Stream Police Department and its officers accountable. The family is devastated by what they saw and heard on the police body-cam videos.

“Further, the family anxiously awaits the results of the internal investigation by the Public Integrity Unit of the DuPage Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigative Team and demands the full truth be told about Isaac’s murder at the hands of those who took an oath to protect him. The family of Isaac Goodlow III demands those who committed these heinous acts be prosecuted to the ends of justice and will not be silent or rest until those responsible are held to account.”

The Carol Stream Police Department says it will release the body-cam footage publicly when it determines that doing so will not negatively impact the investigation of the fatal shooting.

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