New episode of police violence in the USA. A 21-year-old pregnant African American woman from Columbus, Ohio, was killed by officers outside a grocery store in Blendon Township on August 24, and the baby she was carrying also died. Ohio authorities have released video captured by officers’ bodycam showing the final moments of Ta’Kiya Young’s life. The video first shows how a police officer approaches the car the young woman was in and asks her to get out. However, the young woman accelerates towards an officer who first shouts at her to stop and then shoots .
The woman was killed by a single bullet. “She was pregnant and the mother of two other children, unarmed, which is beyond unjustified,” said family attorney Sean Walton. Apparently, the 21-year-old had stolen bottles of alcohol from the store, and when officers asked her to get out of the car, she put the car in gear and accelerated.
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