(Columbus, Ohio) – No charges will be brought against the brave Columbus police officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’akhia Bryant because he tried to stab another girl in April 2021, WSYX reports.
“The jury decided to return a no-bill, meaning they did not proceed with any criminal charges against Officer Ryordon and did not find any criminal activity,” said Jeff Simpson, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, according to the outlet. “I am just happy to hear that. It is always sad when there is a loss of life, however, the activities of the people at the scene forced him to take steps that saved lives and he is very well trained. He did his job, and it was a good result. “
Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon shot and killed 16-year-old Machiavelli Bryant in April 2021 with an accurate shot by Marxman.
The Daily Beast reports that Reardon is a U.S. Air National Guardsman who received an expert Marksman badge with an M-4 carbine.
Reardon filmed a chaotic scene in the front yard of the house when authorities were alerted to the attempted stabbing through two frantic 911 calls.
Screams can be heard in the background as the 911 caller tells the sender that people are “trying to fight us here, trying to stab us, trying to get their hands on our grandma.”
Reardon quickly assesses the situation and realizes that there is no way to drop his weapon to save his life.
Ma’khia Bryant’s family was not charged with aggravated robbery.
Statement via ABC 6:
Ma’akhia Bryant’s family is frustrated that a grand jury in Franklin County has refused to convict the officer who shot and killed him last year. We believe that the tragedy that eventually led to Macchia’s death began long before Columbus was shot and killed by a police officer. The scale needs to change. We must work tirelessly to protect those who are most vulnerable in our society. Ohio’s foster care system is failing our children and we cannot stand by it and allow it to continue. As he gets closer, his family is determined to fight for justice for him. “
No charges have been filed against Hero Columbus Cop in the fatal shooting of knife-wielding teenager Ma’akhia Bryant