Ohio Cop Fatally Shot a Black Man Who Was Holding a Cell Phone

  • Ohio Cop Fatally Shot a Black Man Who Was Holding a Cell Phone

    Posted by on December 23, 2020 at 12:20 PM

    A Columbus police officer shot and killed a Black man early Tuesday morning, but failed to activate their body-worn camera until immediately after the shooting—prompting outrage from community members and city officials.

    The little bit of body camera footage that does exist, thanks to a function that captures a short “look back” once the camera is turned on, shows that the man had “walked toward the officer with a cell phone in his left hand,” while his right hand wasn’t visible, according to a statement from Columbus police

    Two officers were present at the time, according to NBC News. Neither

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