Columbus Police, not Ohio He shot and killed a black teenager who tried to attack another person with a knife we United State. The death occurred less than an hour before Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing George Floyd.
People took to the streets on Tuesday to protest the death of 16-year-old Makiya Bryant, which took place in the context of demonstrations against racism and police violence in the country and to celebrate Chauvin’s conviction.
Andrew Ginter, Mayor of Columbus, described the death of Macia Bryant as a “shocking and appalling state” and a “tragic day for the city,” but defended the policeman.
Residents protests against police in Columbus, Ohio, after a black teen agent killed with a knife – Photo: Jay Labrett / Associated Press
People gather in front of the Ohio State Building to protest the death of 16-year-old Macia Bryant in Columbus – Photo: Jay LaPrete / AP
Although he regretted the incident, Ginter said the policeman, who was not named, “worked to protect the other young woman in our community.”
According to local police chief, Michael Woods, The police received an emergency call from a person who feared an attack with a blade.
Police also released part of the camera recording used by the agent who killed the young man. “We thought it was important to partner with the community, and to be transparent about this incident,” Woods said.
The photos show the police arriving at the scene of the fight. A teenager attacks another with what appears to be a knife, she hears shots and the young woman falls to the ground.
A man immediately shouted at the policeman, “You don’t have to shoot her! It’s just a child, man!” The agent replied, “She had a knife.”
Protesters greet Macia Bryant, a black teenager with a knife and shot dead by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday (20) – Photo: Alisha Jusevich / Reuters