COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — City councilmen are taking public comment on how Columbus police might implement body cameras in their work.
Wednesday evening’s public hearing on the issue was scheduled before last week’s fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Tyre King, though that case is expected to come up during discussion.
Police say Tyre was repeatedly shot last Wednesday night after he ran from an officer investigating a reported armed robbery and pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm. No one else was hurt.
Tyre was black. The veteran officer who shot him is white.
The local police union president says the officer did what he had to do in that situation.
Authorities say the pending police investigation will be presented to a grand jury to decide whether charges are merited.