Teenage Girl Is Fatally Shot by the Police in Columbus, Officials Say – The New York Times

Ms. Bryant said her niece had a knife, but maintained that the girl had dropped the knife before she was shot multiple times by a police officer, the newspaper reported.

The Columbus Division of Police did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment on Tuesday night. A crowd of protesters gathered outside the city’s police building, local news media reported.

The teenager’s death quickly received widespread attention, including from Ben Crump, the Floyd family’s lawyer, amid a continuing reckoning over police accountability and systemic racism.

“As we breathed a collective sigh of relief today, a community in Columbus felt the sting of another police shooting as @ColumbusPolice killed an unarmed 15yo Black girl,” Mr. Crump said. “Another child lost! Another hashtag.”

4 thoughts on “Teenage Girl Is Fatally Shot by the Police in Columbus, Officials Say – The New York Times”

    1. “I’d say unbelievable but…” this is America where too many police shoot first, seek other answers never. Had a friend who was police officer for 30 years and never shot anyone – he knew how to listen, observe and talk to people. 1st Black-American officer in Cincinnati.

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