COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group calling for an independent investigation after an Ohio police officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy has disrupted a city council meeting.
Monday’s meeting came to a halt after dozens of people in Columbus City Hall shouted down the council president and took over the front portion of the council chambers.
Columbus police say Tyre (ty-REE’) King was shot Sept. 14 after he ran from an officer investigating a reported armed robbery and pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm.
Protest organizers say they don’t trust the police to investigate themselves. They also want more money spent on violence prevention programs.
About a dozen police officers including Chief Kim Jacobs observed the protesters, who shouted “Black lives matter” and “Take a knee for Tyre.”