MSNBC host Brian Williams discussed the police shooting death of Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio during Tuesday's broadcast of "11th Hour." He noted that although a knife is visible in the body camera footage, the officer "fired his weapon" instead of making an "attempt to use pepper spray or a taser, non-lethal force."
Williams played part of the footage of the shooting and then said, “There was no attempt to use pepper spray or a taser, non-lethal force. While a knife can be seen in the footage before the officer fires his weapon, he indeed fired his weapon.”
The girl was literally trying to stab people with a knife and he wants police to use pepper spray? I'm sure if they had the opportunity to, they would have. However, some situations require deadly force. This was one of those situations.
After watching the Ma’Khia Bryant body cam footage, a couple things are clear:
1. Her family *completely* lied about what happened
2. I don’t agree with the decision to shoot, but this officer is never going to be charged; she had a knife and was trying to stab multiple people pic.twitter.com/RpvVANLgPn
— Angry Staffer (@Angry_Staffer) April 21, 2021
The girl in pink should be thanking officers for saving her life. Watch the footage:
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