Family of Isaac Goodlow demands to see video of Carol Stream police shooting

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Family of man shot by Carol Stream police demands to see video
The family of a man shot to death in a Carol Stream home Saturday is demanding to view the police video of the shooting.

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (WLS) -- The family of a man shot to death in a Carol Stream home Saturday is demanding to view the police video of the shooting.

At a news conference Monday, the family's attorney Andrew Stroth said the family wants to view the police video of the shooting.

"They shot my son down like a dog. They shot him down like a dog like he wasn't even a human being," said mother Bonnie Pigram.

"The family is demanding answers," Stroth said. "The family is asking Mayor Frank Saverino, the family is asking Chief Police Donald Cummings, the family is asking the DuPage Public Integrity Unit to release the video. Not publicly, but at least to the family so that they can see the last moments of his life."

The family of Isaac Goodlow is demanding to view Carol Stream police video of the shooting.

Authorities said the incident happened early Saturday morning, when police responded to a domestic violence call at the Villagebrook Apartments in the 200-block of east St. Charles Road.

Police said they encountered what they refer to as a tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving situation that resulted in officers firing their weapons at Goodlow.

Goodlow's family said he was shot in the chest after police said he allegedly threw something at officers. He died at the hospital.

"We want justice for our brother. He didn't deserve to leave like this. He did not deserve to be taken away from us like this," said his brother Michael Pigram.

The DuPage County state's attorney is now handling this case, and use of force is being investigated. Officers were wearing body cameras.

"The Carol Stream Police Department deploys its officers with body-worn cameras. The BWC footage is being reviewed as part of this ongoing investigation. The footage will be released in coordination with the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office," said Acting Carol Stream Police Chief Brian Cluever.

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The family said he suffered from bipolar disorder, and believe he was suffering a mental health crisis at the time. His family believe other measures should have been used to detain him.

"He was a great person," Kyenna McConico, Goodlow's sister, said. "He was always around helping when I needed him. Isaac loved watching movies and playing cards with us, He was family-oriented...What he got from these people, he did not deserve."

Their attorney has filed a request with Carol Stream to release all video and audio relating to the shooting.

The family's attorney says once they review the bodycam video and evidence, they may decide to pursue legal action.