Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency said Monday that he’s asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a black man over the weekend.

William Calloway said a brief video released by police showing the view from one officer’s body camera does not answer crucial questions, starting with the reasons the officers approached 37-year-old Harith Augustus on Saturday afternoon just before he was shot. Calloway also said that a police spokesman’s explanation that the Augustus was “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person” does not justify stopping someone in a city and state where it is legal to carry a concealed weapon.

The video released by police did not include sound so it is impossible to hear what was said by either Augustus or any of the four officers at the scene. It shows one of the officers trying to grab the arm of Augustus, who spins and runs away with a clearly visible holstered gun on his hip.

After release of the shooting video, protests on Sunday evening were peaceful. But the community remains tense and a “demonstration against the police murder of Harith Augustus” organized by a group called the Chicago Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression was scheduled for Monday evening at the scene of the shooting. (AP)

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<p>Demonstrators rally outside the Sideline Studio Barber & Beauty Salon in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus who worked there as a barber on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. Augustus was shot and killed on July 14 by a Chicago police officer following a brief altercation. Two people were shot a block from where Augustus was killed less than an hour before tonight’s protest began. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators rally outside the Sideline Studio Barber & Beauty Salon in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus who worked there as a barber on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. Augustus was shot and killed on July 14 by a Chicago police officer following a brief altercation. Two people were shot a block from where Augustus was killed less than an hour before tonight’s protest began. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators rally outside the Sideline Studio Barber & Beauty Salon in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus who worked there as a barber on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators rally outside the Sideline Studio Barber & Beauty Salon in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus who worked there as a barber on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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<p>Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators rally in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators rally in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators rally in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators rally in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators march through the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus have a heated exchange with police on July 15, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators in the South Shore neighborhood protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus have a heated exchange with police on July 15, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators in the South Shore neighborhood observe a moment of silence while protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 15, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Demonstrators in the South Shore neighborhood observe a moment of silence while protesting the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus on July 15, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>A man looks out from a market by a memorial for Harith Augustus who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in Chicago on July 15, 2018. (Photo: Jim Young/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

A man looks out from a market by a memorial for Harith Augustus who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in Chicago on July 15, 2018. (Photo: Jim Young/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Harith Augustus, 37, fatally shot by police, is seen fleeing from Chicago Police in this still image from police body camera video footage taken in Chicago, Ill., on July 14, 2018 and released on July 15, 2018. (Photo: courtesy Chicago Police Department/Handout via Reuters) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Harith Augustus, 37, fatally shot by police, is seen fleeing from Chicago Police in this still image from police body camera video footage taken in Chicago, Ill., on July 14, 2018 and released on July 15, 2018. (Photo: courtesy Chicago Police Department/Handout via Reuters)

<p>Chicago Police attemps to grab Harith Augustus, 37, who fatally shot by police moments later, in this still image from police body camera video footage taken in Chicago, Ill., on July 14, 2018 and released on July 15, 2018. (Photo: courtesy Chicago Police Department/Handout via Reuters) </p>
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus

Chicago Police attemps to grab Harith Augustus, 37, who fatally shot by police moments later, in this still image from police body camera video footage taken in Chicago, Ill., on July 14, 2018 and released on July 15, 2018. (Photo: courtesy Chicago Police Department/Handout via Reuters)

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