A police officer fatally shot a Black man early Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, three weeks after a county sheriff’s deputy killed a Black man in the state capital, which ignited a round of protests against police brutality.
“Our community is exhausted,” Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said during a news conference.
Though the Columbus officer did not have his body camera turned on during the shooting, a violation of department policy, the police’s body cameras are equipped with a feature that starts recording 60 seconds before they are turned on.
When the officer did turn on his camera, the playback feature captured the shooting.
The footage, which the mayor said he expected would be released on Wednesday, did not capture audio, so any verbal exchange before the gunfire was not recorded.
Andrew J, Ginther, Casey Goodson Jr
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