A look at the 35 minutes of chaos leading up to Ma’Khia Bryant’s fatal shooting

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A chaotic 911 call. An officer’s nearly nine-minute, non-emergency response without lights or sirens. A convulsive 11 seconds of violence ending in the death of an Ohio teen. A historic verdict being broadcast in the police cruiser. A routine day in a quiet Columbus neighbourhood was shattered instantly Tuesday when a police officer fired four shots at 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as she swung a knife at a young woman. “She was just a kid!” a man shouts within a second of Bryant falling to the ground. Less than 30 minutes before the man charged with killing George Floyd was pronounced guilty, yet another black person was dead at the hands of police in the U.S., and a city facing immense pressure to change its law enforcement patterns was once again on the defensive.

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