Officer Involved Shooting Deaths Referred to Franklin County Prosecutor

Posted on 7/7/2021


The Ohio Attorney General has referred the officer involved shooting deaths of Ma’Khia Bryant and Andrew Teague to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office. The matters will be presented to a Grand Jury for review. The Ma’Khia Bryant matter is being assigned to Special Prosecutors H. Tim Merkle and Gary Shroyer due to a conflict with Franklin County Children Services, for which the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney is legal counsel. There is not presently a timeline available for when these matters will go before a Grand Jury. As always, Prosecutor Tyack is committed to preserving the integrity of each matter that comes into the office, and to being transparent with the residents of Franklin County.