Ohio prosecutors have announced that a grand jury declined to charge the police officer who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant last year.
The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, says the U.S. Justice Department will review some practices of the city's police department following years of negative publicity that included a series of recent police killings of Black people.
Law enforcement records show that the younger sister of Ma'Khia Bryant called 911 asking to leave their Ohio foster home a few weeks before the fatal police shooting of Bryant.
As protests continue, some believe a decision Detroit police made over summer to quickly release body-cam video of a shooting helped stop a potential riot.
At least six people were fatally shot by officers across the United States in the 24 hours after jurors reached a verdict in the murder case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Body camera and dashcam footage released in the days following the police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant depict a scene filled with chaos.
The murder conviction in George Floyd’s death has been hailed as a sign of progress in the fight for equal justice, but still leaves unanswered difficult questions about law enforcement’s use of force and systemic racism in policing.
The fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as she swung a knife toward another girl has raised questions about why the Ohio officer chose to fire his weapon.