USA: strong protests in Ohio after the death of a 15-year-old teenager who a police officer shot
According to her family, a 16-year-old black girl was shot by an officer outside her home on Tuesday afternoon after she called the Police for help.
According to Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, not all details are available at this time, although images of the incident were recorded with the camera the agent was wearing in uniform, so they are being evaluated.
A group of protesters gathered in front of the Ohio Capital headquarters Tuesday night after a 15-year-old man was killed by a police officer in Columbus.
At the moment, not all details are known, according to Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther.
However, “there are images of the incident” recorded with the camera that the agent wore in the uniform, so they are being reviewed.
For their part, the Police have reported that they were responding to a report of an attempted stabbing in the south of the city around 4.30 pm (local time). The shooting occurred in circumstances that are currently uncertain.
The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition, where she was pronounced dead shortly before 5:30 pm, reports NBC.
Ned Pettus, director of the Columbus Department of Public Safety, assured that teenage families deserved answers, but immediate answers could not come at the cost of definitive answers.
He has advanced that if it is proved that the agent has violated the law, they will hold the officer responsible.
The first photos that have been shared show a group of teenagers and how the agent approaches them as they fight. Police had assured that the slow-motion video shows how the officer shot one of them just “when he was trying to stab” another.
After learning of the death of the teenager, protesters have gathered first at the scene of the incident and later marched to the headquarters of the state Capitol and the city’s Police Department.
The death of the teenager comes amid a rebound in shootings in the United States, which has led the president, Joe Biden, to demand more restrictive measures for the acquisition of weapons.
The jury also found Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree and third-degree murder of African-American George Floyd.