VIDEO: Ohio Robbery Suspect OIS Under Investigation
The police investigation into the fatal shooting of 13-year-old robbery suspect Tyre King in Columbus, OH, will probably take weeks, reports WCMH.
Columbus police have a critical incident response team that investigates police-involved shootings. Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says the department will gather all the evidence and statements from witnesses, including the police officers.
"We will all make that part of the investigation and all of that will be shared with the county prosecutor and then we also anticipate it will be shared with the grand jury down the road," Jacobs said.
Earlier this summer, a Supreme Court-appointed task force studying the grand jury process in Ohio issued a report recommending that all Police Use of Lethal Force cases be investigated by the state attorney general, but no official change has been made.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has said he will do whatever the General Assembly directs him to do, but has pointed out that even his office gets criticized in some cases of police-involved shooting investigations.
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