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US lawmakers want Ma'Khia Bryant foster care journey probed

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Posted at 7:04 PM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 19:04:21-04

COLUMBUS  — Three Democratic members of Congress are asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the foster care experience that preceded the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant in Ohio.

U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, along with U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, penned a letter Tuesday on behalf of Bryant's parents.

Bryant was shot four times in April by Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon as she swung a knife at a young woman just seconds after pushing another woman to the ground.