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More Police Shooting Protests in Columbus, Governor Asks for Compassion for All Child Victims

Students leave the Ohio Union on the campus of Ohio State University to protest yesterday's shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant by Columbus Police Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News talk 1480 WHBC) – There were protests In Columbus again Wednesday night at police headquarters, with people demanding answers.

16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant was shot dead by a police officer on Tuesday.

She is seen in several police bodycam videos lunging at another teen with a knife.

Governor Mike DeWine says we need to let the investigation be completed in order to come to any conclusions.

The governor also says more attention needs to be paid to the many other children who are victims of violence every year.

A 15-year-old was shot dead by another 15-year-old in Columbus Wednesday, while a 13-year-old is dead in Cincinnati from stab wounds.

Still, DeWine is again pushing legislation that establishes a statewide officer discipline database, as well as a statewide “use of force” policy.

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