Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., said in an interview Sunday that the Columbus police officer who fatally shot a 16-year-old last week seemed to respond the way he was trained.
Demings, who is a former police chief in Orlando, told CBS’ "Face the Nation," that she formed her opinion with the "limited information" that she weighed after viewing bodycam footage of the incident.
She said officers on patrol don’t have the benefit of watching a scene unfold in slow motion and are tasked with making "split-second decisions and they’re tough."
Former Orlando police chief @RepValDemings weighs in on the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting:— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) April 25, 2021
"It appears the officer responded as he was trained to do," she tells @jdickerson based on footage she's seen.
She calls the incident a "sad moment." pic.twitter.com/HuVs13MBsJ
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