A bodycam video launched by Ohio police in the US reveals a cop capturing a black pregnant lady as she refuses to go away the automobile. The incident came about on August 24 and 21-year-old Ta’Kiya Younger died after being shot inside her automobile, as per a report within the New York Post. The cops had been questioning the lady about an incident of alleged theft, the outlet additional stated.
Within the video shared by the Blendon Township Police Division, the lady is seen seated in her black sedan whereas an officer repeatedly asks her to “get out of the automobile”. She questions why she ought to do the identical and stated “I am not going to do this.” The cop provides, “They stated you stole stuff, don’t go away.” Ms Younger replies, “I did not do s***, the opposite ladies was taking (stuff)”.
One of many officers then stands in entrance of the automobile together with his gun pulled and his left hand on the bonnet. He screams, “Get out of the f****** automobile!” Ignoring him, the 21-year-old accelerates and the officer fired a shot. Inside a number of seconds, the automobile is seen shifting slowly by means of the parking zone earlier than crashing into the brick wall of a grocery retailer. The cops run behind the automobile asking the lady to “cease the goddamn automobile!” as they level a gun towards her driver’s aspect window. The second officer tries however fails to unlock the door. He then smashes the half-opened glass window to realize entry to Ms Younger, who slumped over the automobile’s centre console. Officers stated they tried to save lots of the mom of two and her unborn baby, however neither survived the gunshot. She was attributable to give beginning in November.
Ms Younger’s household stated in a press release, “Having considered the footage in its entirety, it’s simple that Ta’Kiya’s dying was not solely avoidable, but in addition a gross misuse of energy and authority.” They’re looking for a legal indictment of the officers.
The officers have been positioned on paid administrative go away whereas the Ohio Bureau of Legal Investigations is investigating the incident.