Ohio Cop Nicholas Reardon Rightfully Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Teenager Ma’Khia Bryant

The Columbus police officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant last year has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, Ohio prosecutors announced Friday. Bryant was killed in April by Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon as she swung a knife at a young woman, just seconds after pushing another woman to the ground. Bryant was Black and Reardon is white. Police were responding to a 911 call made from Bryant’s foster home about a group of girls threatening to stab members of the household.

As the video clearly shows, Officer Reardon only had seconds to act as that woman was about to kill that girl in the pink. Thus, his only choice was to shoot to kill.

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Categories: Law Enforcement, Ohio

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