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1 officer in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting still on leave

August 21, 2014
Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities confirm a police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting but wasn't indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense.

Authorities haven't said which of the two responding officers in the Wal-Mart case fired the shot killing 21-year-old John Crawford III on Aug. 5 in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Beavercreek city attorney Stephen McHugh says Officer Sean Williams remains on administrative leave. Sgt. David Drakow is back on the job.

The officers haven't returned messages left at the police department.

A county grand jury in 2010 didn't charge Williams in the fatal shooting of an intoxicated man authorities said attacked Williams and another officer.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

 
 

 

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