Longview, Texas – Police have released the lobby surveillance video of the altercation between police, a 17-year-old girl, and her subsequent shooting death at the hands of officers.
As we previously reported, Kristiana Coignard, 17, “had been struggling with mental illness, including depression and bipolar disorder, since her mother died when she was four. She had been hospitalized twice in recent years after suicide attempts,” according to her aunt, Heather Robertson.
Coignard came to the Longview Police station around 6:30 p.m. last Thursday and requested to speak with an officer, according to police.
The video shows Coignard enter the lobby and use a courtesy phone. Approximately 3 minutes later an officer enters the building and approaches her.