Police in Columbus, Ohio, released bodycam video Tuesday night of the fatal shooting of a teenage girl earlier in the day. Interim police chief Michael Woods said at a press conference that it is unusual to have video released so quickly but “we understand the public’s need, desire and expectation to have transparency.”
“Unarmed” #MakiyahBryant was trying to stab someone when cops shot her.
This is what’s called a non-discretionary use of force.
Cops had to use deadly force to protect the life of another from a deadly assailant.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 21, 2021
Police did not identify the girl but her family and Franklin County Children Services identified her as 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. The family also told CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS-TV that Bryant was the one who called the police for help, saying people were fighting outside her house.
BREAKING 🚨 (Graphic) Bodycam video of 16-year-old Makiah Bryant show she attempted to stab person before she was shot dead by Columbus police #makiyahbryant
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) April 21, 2021
— the white man (@ricaindu38) April 21, 2021