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Val Demings Goes To Bat For Officer In Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting: ‘It Appears’ He ‘Responded As He Was Trained To Do’

Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL), the former Police Chief in Orlando, on Sunday said she believed the Ohio officer who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant appeared to have “responded as he was trained to do.”

“When I served as a police chief, what I prayed for daily was that my police officers would respond as they are trained to do. Now, after every incident, we’d have to go back and look at our policies and make sure that the policies met the moment. Look, I worked as a social worker with foster care children so it’s a sad moment for me,” she explained on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” “But I also was a patrol officer who was out there in the street having to make those split-second decisions.”

The congresswoman pointed to cell phones and video cameras as evidence of a change in reviewing police responses.

“Now everyone has the benefit of slowing the video down and seizing the perfect moment. The

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