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Teen girl swung knife at two people before police fatally shot her, bodycam video shows

Police bodycam video shows that a teenage girl
fatally shot by an officer Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, swung a knife at two people before the shooting, the Associated Press reported.

What are the details?

The outlet said the the 10-second
clip begins with an officer exiting his vehicle at a house where police had been dispatched after someone called 911 about being physically threatened, according to interim Police Chief Michael Woods.

The officer moves toward a group of people in the driveway when a black girl starts swinging a knife at another female who falls backward, the AP said, adding that the officer shouts several times to get down.

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The girl with the knife then charges at another female who’s pinned against a car, the outlet said.

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Then the officer fires four shots, and the teen slumps to the ground, the outlet said, adding that a black-handled blade similar to a kitchen knife or steak knife lies on the ground next to her.

A man yells at the officer that he didn’t have to shoot the girl, and the officer is heard saying, “She had a knife. She just went at her,” the AP said.

The outlet said the girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said, adding that it remains unclear whether anyone else was injured.

Police did not identify the girl or her age Tuesday, the AP said, adding that one family member said she was 15, while another said she was 16.

Fast release of bodycam video

Police showed part of the video Tuesday night just hours after incident, an unusual decision for the department, the outlet said, as it contends with public outcry over police-involved shootings. What’s more, the incident took place just minutes before the
Derek Chauvin verdict was read, the outlet said.

Interim Chief of Police Michael Woods
told WCMH-TV the quick release of the bodycam video is an effort to be transparent with the public. He added that state law allows police to use deadly force to protect themselves or others, and investigators will determine if that force was justified in this instance, the AP said.

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Protest takes place

After the shooting, hundreds of protesters pushed past barriers outside police headquarters and approached officers as city officials were showing the bodycam video inside, the AP said, adding that many chanted, “Say her name!” and yelled that “she was just a kid!”

Officers with bicycles pushed protesters back and threatened to use pepper spray on the crowd, the outlet added.

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther defended the officer’s use of deadly force, the AP said: “We know based on this footage the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community.”

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Family of teen girl with knife tells different story

The family of the teen girl with the knife, Ma’Khia Bryant, reportedly said she was trying to defend herself from women who confronted her and that she was the one who called police, the
Daily Beast said.

“She was a good kid. She was loving,” Hazel Bryant, who said Ma’Khia was her niece, told reporters, the outlet noted. “She was 15 years old. She didn’t deserve to die like a dog in the street.”

Bryant said Ma’Khia had been living in a foster home and that several adult women came to the home and began an altercation with her, after which Ma’Khia called police for help, as well as her biological father and grandmother, the Daily Beast said. Ma’Khia grabbed a knife to defend herself, Bryant also said, according to the outlet.

Bryant — who said the grandmother and father told her what happened — noted that Ma’Khia was in front of the house fending off a physical attack when police arrived, the Daily Beast said, and the police shot her without any warning.

“The police are going to lie. I’m so thankful that someone from the family was actually on the scene,” Bryant said before the release of the bodycam video, the outlet noted. “The police are going to lie. The police are going to cover up for themselves. They don’t care. At this point, I feel like they’re just out to kill black people. They’re not here to protect and serve. That isn’t happening. That’s been over a long time ago. They’re not here to protect and serve. They’re here to kill black folks.”

Ma’Khia’s mother, Paula Bryant,
told WBNS that her daughter “was a very loving, peaceful little girl … She was an honor-roll student, and Ma’Khia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace. And that’s something that I want to always be remembered.”

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VIDEO: NYPD says man threw ‘chemical’ and Molotov cocktail at cops during traffic stop; suspect faces federal charges

Police bodycam video shows a man throwing a liquid at an NYPD cop during a traffic stop in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Police Department also claimed the suspect hurled a Molotov cocktail at police officers during the tense confrontation on Saturday morning.

Law enforcement officials say that NYPD officers pulled over Lionel Virgile after he ran a red light just before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Officers approached the tinted-out 2000 Lincoln Town Car that Virgile was driving. The officer requested the man’s driver’s license and vehicle registration, but Virgile first said, “Nah.”

The man appeared to be looking for his identification on the driver’s side door, then swung open the door, and tossed a clear liquid at the officer. The bodycam video shows the officer retreat and he screams several expletives.

The NYPD says the liquid was a “chemical,” possibly bleach or peroxide.

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Virgile, 44, reportedly then drove off. Police pursued him and, during the high-speed car chase, Virgile allegedly threw a lit Molotov cocktail at the cops. The NYPD did not include video of the Molotov cocktail attack or the pursuit. Virgile is said to have crashed into a parked vehicle during his attempted escape. Virgile was arrested.

When police inspected the vehicle they discovered three additional homemade Molotov cocktails.

Virgile, who is from Bridgeport, Connecticut, faces a federal charge of arson with injury, which carries a 7-to-40-year prison sentence. The Brooklyn district attorney may also file charges.

“Virgile is in federal custody and will appear virtually Monday before a federal judge sitting in Downtown Brooklyn,” WABC-TV reported.

Investigators are still attempting to determine if the man intentionally targeting police, and purposely ran the red light to get the attention of police. NYPD vehicles were attacked with Molotov cocktails last summer.

Virgile’s brother told WABC the suspect suffers from mental illness and had been living in his car. The brother said that Virgile had been taken into custody before the incident, but police released him.

NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea commented on the incident on Twitter.

“This is another reminder of how quickly a situation can change, & the dangers your cops face every day while they’re protecting NYers,” Shea said. “Even after arrest, the investigation into this attack remains active. And your NYPD cops will not relent in their mission to keep you safe.”

“Words matter Earlier this week we said that again after graffiti that proclaimed ‘kill cops.’ This morning..a Molotov cocktail thrown at an occupied marked police car,” Shea tweeted. “Now more than ever is the time to come together, to move forward together.”

One of the officers was taken to the hospital, and both officers were not seriously injured.

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Chilling bodycam video of cops being ambushed shows how a calm situation can turn deadly in an instant for police

One second, two NYPD officers were assisting an domestic violence victim, the next second, a hail of gunfire was sprayed at them as the alleged abusive husband ambushed them. The New York Police Department released graphic bodycam video of the deadly shootout at 12:45 p.m. on Nov. 24 between cops and Rondell Goppy in Queens, New York.

“Authorities say a 41-year-old woman had walked into the 105th Precinct to report the domestic violence case, and the officers then accompanied her back to the residence to collect her belongings,” KABC-TV reported.

NYPD officers Joseph Murphy and Christopher Wells were attempting to provide solutions to Goppy’s wife, who feared that her husband would harm her. The officers suggested getting a locksmith to change the locks in the home. Officer Murphy proposes leaving the house, and asks the woman, “Where does your sister live?”

All of a sudden, the terrified woman announces, “Oh, he’s coming. That’s him. He’s here.” She shakily shrieks, “Ooh. Ooh!”

Goppy opens the front door, and in the blink of an eye, gunshots ring out towards the police officers. Goppy, reportedly armed with a licensed Glock Model 22 .40 caliber firearm and a Smith & Wesson Model MP Shield 9 mm handgun, fired 11 shots in a few seconds.

Bullets struck Officer Wells in the thigh and Officer Murphy in both of his hands. The officers retaliated in self-defense by firing 24 shots, hitting Goppy several times. Goppy died from his injuries. The woman was not injured in the shooting.

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Law enforcement officials say it’s a miracle they survived the horrifying shootout.

“This video is chilling and difficult to watch, but it makes one thing clear: Police Officers Wells and Murphy saved lives,” PBA president Patrick Lynch said. “They saved the lives of that domestic violence victim and her children, and they saved each other’s lives – all because they had the training, skill and courage of New York City police officers. For anyone questioning whether we need police officers responding to these types of situations, this video is the answer.”

Wells suffered a fractured femur, and both officers needed surgery. They were discharged within a few days and received a hero’s welcome as they were discharged from the hospital in November.

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Hawaii Democrat who railed against drunk driving for years seen on video being arrested for suspected DUI

A Democratic lawmaker from Hawaii who helped usher in tough penalties for drunk driving was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Authorities released police bodycam video of Hawaii state Rep. Sharon Har (D) being arrested after allegedly driving the wrong way down a one-way street in her 2019 Mercedes-Benz.

This week, investigators released footage of Har’s arrest in Honolulu that happened shortly after 10 p.m. on Feb. 22, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

“I observed her eyes to be red and glassy in appearance and her speech seemed to be slightly slurred,” Sgt. Adam Lipka wrote in the incident report. “While speaking with HAR at her driver’s window with it fully down and about 3-4 feet from HAR when I briefly lowered my facemask I could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from her breath and the interior of the vehicle.”

“Sharon spoke with a slow, slurred speech, and had red, glassy eyes,” officer Christopher Morgado wrote. “I could smell a strong odor of a consumed alcoholic type beverage coming from within the vehicle, and would get stronger as she spoke.”

Har told the officers that she had just left a restaurant, where she said she consumed one beer.

Morgado noted in the report that Har asked him “if I knew who she is. Sharon then related that she was going to be the next Governor, but ‘this’ will mess up her plans.”

During her arrest, Har “stated ‘Black Lives Matter'” and asked officers “to hurry up because she needed to call people,” Cpl. Clinton Ono wrote.

Officer Dan Ting wrote, “HAR began to scream, yelling ‘owe’ and that officers were hurting her. HAR would then stop, and state ‘black lives matter.'”

Har reportedly refused to take a breath or blood test and refused to sign the documents. Coincidentally, Har helped implement the legislation that revokes the driver’s license for two years of anyone who refuses to take a breath or blood test following suspicion of driving under the influence.

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While she was being booked at a Honolulu Police Department station, Har allegedly told Morgado “that she introduced the ‘interlock’ to Hawaii, and is responsible for it being implemented.”

In 2008, Har introduced legislation to require the interlock, an in-car breathalyzer that prevents a person from starting a vehicle until a breath alcohol test is taken. On her website, she lists the legislation requiring the installation of ignition interlock for people arrested for DUI as one of her crowning “accomplishments.”

“She was the one that pushed it. She was the champion of it,” said attorney Patrick McPherson. “She was the person who introduced the legislation into the Legislature. She was the sponsor of the bill to require interlock. At that point you were going to be revoked from driving or a first-time violation would require the use of the interlock.”

Har purportedly pushed tough laws against drunk driving in 2008 after she survived a crash with a drunk driver the previous year.

Officer Morgado wrote, “Sharon was unsteady on her feet and would constantly readjust her footing, even though we were standing still while reading paperwork.”

Har issued a public apology, which stated she had taken a prescription cough medication with codeine for an upper respiratory illness that had lasted several weeks. The 52-year-old Democrat claimed that she had a single beer with dinner on the night of her arrest.

“This, in conjunction with my medication, contributed to my impaired driving,” Har said in her statement. “I am extremely sorry for not anticipating the effect of this combination on my driving. I deeply apologize to my constituents, friends, family and colleagues, and to the public for this failure on my part. I would like to express my gratitude to the officers of the Honolulu Police Department for the professional manner in which they conducted their duty in effecting my arrest.”

However, at the time of the arrest, Har told officers “that she is not currently taking prescription medication,” according to Morgado.

Har also was reportedly cited for having no proof insurance and for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, KHON-TV reported. She was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. She was released on $500 bail and is scheduled to make a court appearance on April 20.

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Bodycam video shows NYPD cop punching, choking, and macing homeless man

Body camera video shows an NYPD officer punching, choking, and macing a homeless man. The man was physically thrown out of a nearly empty New York City subway car for allegedly taking up more than one seat.

Bodycam footage of an aggressive arrest that was recorded in late May was made public on Wednesday by the Legal Aid Society. At approximately 12:30 a.m. on May 25, Joseph Troiano was told to exit a New York City subway car by NYPD officers. Troiano, 30, left the subway car and relocated to the neighboring one.

The NYPD cops followed Troiano into the other car of the No. 6 train heading to Brooklyn. “Step off or I gotta drag you off,” Officer Shimul Saha is heard telling Troiano.

According to a criminal complaint, the police approached Troiano because he was “occupying more than one seat.” The video, which was edited by the Legal Aid Society, shows that the subway car was nearly empty.

“You can’t arrest me for not wanting to get off of the train,” Troiano replies to the police officers.

NYPD Officer Adonis Long attempts to physically remove Troiano, and the man bats away the cop’s hand. Officer Long attempts to pull Troiano out of the seat, and he resists. Then Long punches Troiano twice in the face.

Troiano is physically thrown out of the subway car and falls to the ground on the subway platform. Troiano is ordered to sit on the floor by police. After he does not comply, Long is seen pepper-spraying Troiano in the face at close proximity.

Troiano is crying and screaming, “Stop!” Police officers attempt to handcuff Troiano, but he resists. While trying to pin Troiano to the ground, Officer Long is seen choking the man.

The officers finally handcuff Troiano. “I’m having a panic attack, please,” he tells the cops. The officers tell him to “relax.” EMTs arrive at the scene of the arrest and transport him to Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Troiano was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and second-degree assault, which is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance originally pushed for the felony charge because the criminal complaint stated that Long “sustained swelling and substantial pain to the knuckles of his right hand and was transported to the hospital” after he was allegedly kicked by Troiano.

“He informs me that because of the swelling he is unable to open and close his hand without experiencing pain,” Officer Saha wrote in his police report.

The felony charge was dismissed this week after the case made headlines.

“Up until yesterday, the DA’s office fully intended to prosecute this case as a felony. It’s shameful that it takes a bad headline for Vance and his ADA’s to finally do right by our vulnerable clients,” said Edda Ness of the Legal Aid Society, who is representing Troiano. “We demand that DA Vance immediately dismiss all charges pending against Joseph.”

Troiano’s lawyer pointed out that Officer Long’s right hand may have been injured from punching the homeless man. “If you look at the video, and see the way he punches Joseph, then perhaps he got the injury that way,” Ness said.

The DA’s office said that it is investigating possible police misconduct.

“We are reviewing the footage and continuing to investigate all aspects of this interaction,” said Caitlyn Fowles, a spokesperson for Vance. “Our office has charged dozens of uniformed officers for official misconduct and violence since 2010, and will continue to do so in any case where such charges are supported by the facts and the law.”

Troiano’s arrest happened hours before the death of George Floyd and the subsequent worldwide protests against police brutality.

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