FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Ohio Grand Jury Clears Officers in Wal-Mart Shootings, DOJ to Investigate

September 24, 2014  | 

A special grand jury has cleared police officers in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Fairfield man on Aug. 5 at a Beavercreek, Ohio, Wal-Mart, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is turning the investigative files over to the U.S. Department of Justice for a civil rights review. The federal government has been monitoring the case and agreed to a review, Cincinnati.com reports.

"The Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney's Office, and the FBI will conduct a thorough and independent review of the evidence and take appropriate action if the evidence indicates a prosecutable violation of federal criminal civil rights statutes," said Jennifer Thornton, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

TheRookie @ 9/25/2014 3:35 PM

Love it. No Officer is going to take the chance of death to ask a perp, Do you have a real gun or fake one? I learned along time ago that 98% of citizens are "Adam Henrys."
Once worked in a Housing Public Safety Dept. Our uniforms & badges were different than the P.D., but nothing on our duty belt or mission was. An Officer once said, We're only Housing Security Officers. I replied, I'm sure the drug dealers, gang members, prostitutes, & anyone else are going to take the time to run up & look at your badge. When contacting, arresting, chasing and/or subduing them game of life is on.

Bill @ 9/30/2014 7:50 AM

It's unfortunate these officers were put into this position. Now, the jackass that swatted this man needs to be prosecuted. Two people died because of him.

This article doesn't mention the 30 something mother who collapsed, and died, from a heart attack.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Wife Guilty of Assisting in Murder of 2 Northern California Deputies
Jurors found a Utah woman guilty of murder Thursday for aiding her husband as he killed...
Video: Texas Trooper Wounded in Shootout After Traffic Stop
The shootout happened after the suspect gave the trooper a false name during a traffic...
NH Senate OKs Making Court Officers Eligible for Death Benefit
New Hampshire's court security officers who are killed in the line of duty would be...
Florida Deputy Killed in Crash with Semi
A Florida deputy was killed Saturday morning after a blown tire caused a semi...
Video: Chicago Mourns Slain Police Commander
Flags fly at half staff and Cmdr. Paul Bauer's 18th District is draped in black and...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine