The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is handling the case and will determine if officer Nicholas Reardon will face charges.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

COLUMBUS, Oh. (KDKA) — Protests continued this weekend, demanding accountability and reform for police after 16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant was shot and killed by a Columbus Police officer after allegedly lunging at two people with a knife during a fight.

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“My skin is not a weapon. There are so many times where unarmed people of color have been shot and killed because of their skin,” said Tyler Rutledge.

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“I’m an educator. A lot of this hits close to home. I have students that are the same age of Ma’khia Bryant. Watching something like this happen hits close to home,” said Kelsie Martin.

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The officer in the case, Nicholas Reardon, has been placed on leave. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is handling the case and will determine if Reardon will face charges.