Minutes after the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial was announced, it was announced police shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio. Bryant was identified by Franklin County Children Services and was staying with the agency at the time of the shooting.
Hours after the incident happened, police released video footage which showed Byrant swinging a knife at other people gathered in the driveway where she was shot by police. The video shows an officer firing four shots and Bryant falling onto the ground.
Bryant was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead and the officer involved was removed from patrolling for the time being. The situation is still under investigation but Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther says, “We know based on this footage the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community.”