Columbus police deadly shoot Maquia Briant (16 years old) and quickly release body camera footage

Columbus, Ohio Police Officer, Shot a teenage girl on Tuesday night While responding to reports of trying to stab. A girl identified by her family and Franklin County Children’s Service as a 16-year-old was taken to the hospital and sentenced to death at 5:21 pm. The Ohio Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating the shooting.

The black Bryant was shot dead at about 4:45 pm, 15 minutes before the Minneapolis jury. Convicted was returned In the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, a former white police officer who killed a black man, George Floyd. Protesters quickly gathered near the neighborhood where Brian was shot. A woman named Hazel Bryant, the victim’s aunt, Said Columbus dispatch Makia Bryant lived in a foster parent’s house and had a quarrel with someone in the house. The aunt said her niece had a knife, but claimed she had dropped it before the policeman shot her.

Columbus official I played the video from the body camera From a policeman who shot Bryant at a press conference on Tuesday night. It shows a policeman firing four bullets as Makia Bryant when she appeared to swing the knife to another woman with a knife. Others on the scene erupted with angry distrust.

“Based on this footage, police officers took action to protect another young girl in our community, but the family is sad tonight and this young 15-year-old girl [sic] I’ll never go home, “said Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. Said at a press conference.. “Today is a tragic day in the city of Columbus. It’s a horrifying and tragic situation.” He added.. “I felt transparent when sharing this video because it’s incomplete at this point,” was important.

Interim Columbus Police Chief Michael Woods said BCI was in charge of the investigation, “ensuring independent reviews from them, keeping them out of the way, and providing the information they require from us.” Stated.

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