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Crawford attorney: Walmart, workers negligent

Update @1:19 p.m.: Michael Wright, one of several attorneys for the Crawford family, opened the news conference by acknowledging the the families of other victims who were gunned down by police across the country. He then announced that his law firm and the Crawford family are filing a civil lawsuit ...

Cleveland police upset with Browns player's Tamir Rice protest shirt

Cleveland Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving recently donned the now-familiar "I Can't Breathe" shirt in warm-ups. But it was a different shirt, worn by another Cleveland athlete, that has some of the city's police upset. Prior to Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins walked onto the ...

Officer Sean C. Williams	 Beavercreek Police Officer Since 03-04-2005

Officer who shot John Crawford to stay on desk duty

Officer Sean Williams, who was not indicted after fatally shooting Walmart shopper John Crawford III in August, won’t return to regular duty until the U.S. Dept. of Justice concludes its investigation, a Beavercreek police official said Thursday.Williams has been on accumulated personal leave — about 10 weeks — since Sept. ...

Officer: ‘I fired two shots center-mass at (John Crawford III)’

  Key points: In recordings released by BCI, officers say they shot John Crawford III because he ignored their commands Officer Sean Williams said he fired two shots center-mass at Crawford Sgt. David Darkow said he did not fire his weapon, but he would have had Crawford been in his ...

Crawford family to join DC protest march

The parents of John Crawford III will be among those heading to Washington, D.C., on Saturday to participate in a march arising from the recent incidents of police-involved fatalities involving black men. “The Justice For All March against Police Violence,” as it is being called by organizers, scheduled to occur ...

Protesters led by the Ohio Student Association block the doors of the Beavercreek Police Department on Wednesday, the third day of a sit-in protesting the department’s handling of the John Crawford III shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

Protesters suspend police station sit-in

A student group at the Beavercreek Police Department this week who were protesting the police shooting death of John Crawford III will move their fight to the Ohio Statehouse on Oct. 18. A sit-in by the Ohio Student Association ended peacefully at the police department without arrests Wednesday evening. “We ...

DeWine wants active shooter response studied

Staff and wire reports LONDON, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Thursday directed the state police training commission to examine whether officers statewide are adequately trained to determine when they’re dealing with an active shooter and other issues raised in the wake of several recent police shootings nationally. ...

What's after Walmart shooting, students ask

A student group met Tuesday night to discuss ways to improve relations between police and the public following the police-involved Beavercreek Walmart shooting on Aug. 5 that claimed the life of John Crawford III. The Ohio Student Association held the gathering at the Wayman A.M.E. Church on Hoover Avenue after ...

Beavercreek Walmart no longer selling air rifles

Air guns, similar to the model John Crawford III picked up from a store shelf that set off the chain of events leading to his and another shopper's deaths, temporarily have been pulled from the shelves at the Beavercreek Walmart. On Aug.5, Crawford walked down a sporting goods aisle, grabbed ...

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Dozens demonstrate outside Beavercreek Police Department

Dozens gathered outside the Beavercreek Police Department on Tuesday afternoon for a vigil organized by the Ohio Student Association. The vigil was organized by the OSA and the Miami Valley Organizing Collaborative in protest following Monday’s grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael ...

Family attorney disputes reports in Beavercreek Walmart shooting

Sept. 27, 2014 Attorney Michael Wright - who represents the family of John Crawford III - issued a statement Saturday evening about documents released Friday in the fatal shooting inside a Walmart store. Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams stated he shot the 22-year-old Fairfield man twice after he failed to ...

New details in deaths of 2 at Walmart

Public records released Thursday revealed additional details about the deaths of two people after an officer-involved shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart, including that John Crawford III had marijuana in his system at the time of the shooting. The death of Angela Williams — the Fairborn woman who collapsed inside the ...

Beavercreek Police Officer Sean C. Williams

1 officer in Walmart shooting to remain on desk duty

Beavercreek police Officer Sean Williams will not return to regular patrol despite a special grand jury's decision that he would not be charged criminally in the fatal Walmart shooting. The department instead will wait for a federal investigation to determine any potential civil rights violations. Williams is being assigned to ...

Walmart shooting grand jury: What was answered, what wasn't, and what's next?

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U.S. Department of Justice to review Walmart shooting

Federal authorities will perform an independent review of Walmart shooting that resulted in the death of two people at a Beavercreek Walmart. The case involving the shooting death of John Crawford III will be reviewed by the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, the United States ...

Walmart Shooting: Family attorney says Crawford did nothing wrong

Key points:Crawford family attorney: Video confirms Crawford did nothing wrongOfficers involved in shooting will not face charges, special grand jury determinesAG, special prosecutor had "clear bias," says family attorneyWalmart surveillance video of actual shooting released at news conference Related:SOCIAL MEDIA: Reactions to the decisionTIMELINE: From the beginning to nowNAACP: Organization ...

COMMUNITY REACTION: Beavercreek Walmart shooting

A special grand jury for the Beavercreek Walmart shooting returned no indictments against the police officers involved.Since the announcement, attorneys, jurisdictions and politicians have released statements:Michael Wright, attorney for John Crawford III's family: "He was murdered," Wright said of John Crawford III. Wright said he knew a decision of no ...

Supporters of John Crawford III gather outside the Beavercreek Walmart on Aug. 30, 2014.(Staff photo by Jessica Heffner)

John Crawford Walmart shooting video controversy

Ohio’s attorney general says it would be irresponsible to release video surveillance tape of John Crawford III being shot by police at the Beavercreek Walmart last month while the investigation is still under way. But “release the tape” has become a battle cry of those who say they are seeking ...

Walmart Shooting: Family attorney says Crawford did nothing wrong

Key points:Crawford family attorney: Video confirms Crawford did nothing wrongOfficers involved in shooting will not face charges, special grand jury determinesAG, special prosecutor had "clear bias," says family attorneyWalmart surveillance video of actual shooting released at news conference Related:SOCIAL MEDIA: Reactions to the decisionTIMELINE: From the beginning to nowNAACP: Organization ...

Walmart to keep air gun displays

Walmart plans no immediate changes in the sale or display of realistic-looking air guns in the wake of a fatal police shooting at a Beavercreek store this week. The retail giant said Friday that it is working with law enforcement to reconstruct the incident using video footage captured during the ...

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