Blendon Township, Ohio – Police authorities in Ohio released body camera footage Friday showing a police officer fatally shooting a pregnant black woman in her car in self-defense.
The woman’s angry family, however, wants this unnamed officer fired and criminally charged anyway.
As Fox News reported, Ta’Kiya Young, a 21-year-old mother of two kids and pregnant with a third, went to a Kroger in the suburb of Blendon Township on Aug. 24, but she never returned after she was suspected of shoplifting bottles of alcohol. Police approached Young outside the store and she was ultimately shot dead in the parking lot. Her unborn daughter did not survive the ordeal either.
The video opens with retired Sheriff Russ Martin introducing himself and making clear he will not be a making a judgement whether the officer was justified in his actions. He proceeds to narrate the events that occurred that fateful day.
The footage shows an officer at the driver’s side window telling Young she has been accused of stealing and repeatedly requesting that she get out of the vehicle. A second officer is standing in front of the car with his gun drawn.
Young, however, refuses to obey the officer’s commands. She can also be heard shouting “What? Are you going to shoot me?”…